Are the trials of life wearing you down? Sometimes it seems so hard to keep going. One of the reasons might be that you don’t feel anything special right now. You might not be feeling any particular joy or fulfillment. You might even be feeling a bit empty spiritually.
Pray and keep going
Even when it’s hard, dig in and make the effort to pray. You may not feel anything special at the time, but it’s worth it. Your consistency and perseverance will pay off in the long run.
Even if you don’t feel God’s presence you can know he is there. Sometimes believing is a decision. Choose to believe. Choose Jesus. Then watch your strength and determination grow.
“For my Father’s will is that everyone who looks to the Son and believes in him shall have eternal life, and I will raise them up at the last day.”
Then He who sat on the throne said, “Behold, I make all things new.” And He said to me, “Write, for these words are true and faithful.”
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PRAYER TO KEEP GOING (regular text)
Dear holy Father,
When the pressure mounts and the troubles of this world begin to close in, give me the grace to return to you. I don’t want to be a hero. I don’t want the easy way out.
All I want, all I need, is your loving mercy. Never leave me Lord. Keep me under your wing. Even if I don’t feel you there, at least let me understand that you are there.
Give me the strength to take up my cross and fight the good fight. Let your grace allow me to believe in the only one that gives me truth and clarity despite the pain and struggle.
And if it be your will, fill my heart and soul with the overwhelming joy that only your Spirit gives. For in the Messiah, I find my resurrection. In Christ almighty, all things are made new again.
In Jesus name,