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December 2, 2022
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Even worthwhile things can make me tired. Even when I become fatigued by doing enjoyable and good things, or do things that are fun, I can find myself getting worn out. Prayer is no different. Even though we know it is good for us, that we should pray, and that God longs for us to be in relationship with Him, we can get worn out.
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Prayer Making You Tired?

Even worthwhile things can make me tired. Even when I become fatigued by doing enjoyable and good things, or do things that are fun, I can find myself getting worn out. Prayer is no different. Even though we know it is good for us, that we should pray, and that God longs for us to be in relationship with Him, we can get worn out.

Sometimes it is because of the circumstances of life. We can become weary of praying when it seems to have no effect. We can get tired of praying when we are going through a difficult time. It can be the case that when someone is seriously sick or even dies, we can find ourselves worn out in prayer.

I know that I can also find myself getting weary when I am too busy. Slowing myself down enough by simply doing what appears to be nothing can often give my mind permission to race about many things. I can worry about upcoming events, tests in my life, people, things I need to accomplish and more.

But to avoid becoming spiritually weary I need to develop the discipline to make slowing down a part of my life. Just as Moses discovers in the first reading, I need to pray with others. I can find myself needing the support and caring of others.

What makes you weary, and how can God (and others) help to restore your energy?

When the homily is given for this weekend’s readings, you can find it here.

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