Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Keep praying....It works
We can get weary, can't we? Weary of the laundry, the meals, the cleaning, the life we are being asked to live. Weary of prayer as well.
I know because I am very weary. Our youngest (17 mos.) is suffering from a mild cold which has resulted in his waking every night/morning around 2:30 a.m. with a cough. He finds the most comfort in my arms or in our bed (he sleeps in a crib in our room). I'm not against him being in either spot but he's a squirmer. He ends up being the cross bar in an "H" he creates between Matt and I or resting up on our heads!! Amazing isn't it, that these little bodies are most comfortable if we are miserable?? And how sharp can one small pair of elbows be??
So, my sleep has been less than stellar lately and I am tired. That fatigue has rolled into everything - how I am schooling the kids, how I am cleaning the house and how I am praying.
But these days are actually when I need to pray more. Pray for the patience that has evaporated along with a good night's sleep. Pray for the grace to endure a long day w/ a husband gone for most of it. Pray for the strength to endure.
When you find you don't want to pray is the time you need to pray the most. One reason why I love the memorized prayer of the Catholic faith and the small powerful exhortations of "Jesus have pity on me a sinner."
Keep praying. Keep praying. Keep praying.