Daily Thought For August 31, 2019

Faithful To Prayer

Jesus gave me to understand how a soul should be faithful to prayer despite torments, dryness, and temptations, because oftentimes the realization of God's great plans depends mainly on such prayer. If we do not persevere in such prayer, we frustrate what the Lord wanted to do through us or within us. (Diary, 872) 


It's nice to think we have it made once we reach some kind of spiritual plateau that pleases us. But it just isn't so. The old "torments, dryness, and temptations" can return. And new ones can be worse. Then − like putting one foot in front of the other to move ahead − we need to say one prayer after another. To, like Jesus, in our anguish, "pray longer." 


Help me persevere in prayer, Dear Lord. Especially when You seem distant. 

Jesus, I trust in You. 

From Day By Day With Saint Faustina 365 Reflections p.23


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