Isaiah 13: 11 Thus I will punish the world for its evil and the wicked for their guilt.
“My beloved, the day of the Lord is near. There will be a great wailing such as has never been heard before – Rachel weeping for her children. But do not fear. Remain steadfast in your faith. Let prayer and penance be your food and the very air you breathe. There is much to come. Remain steadfast – and pray!”
Lord of mercy, do not abandon us as we deserve, but grant us your compassionate forgiveness. Lord have mercy on us all! Amen.