Connecting Point: October 20, 2019

How can I find the strength to pray even when I’m burned out?

Like most people, I work hard to meet deadlines, fulfill obligations, and spend time with family & friends, but it always feels as though there is just not enough time. The to-do list that organizes my life only seems to get longer and it can wear on me. 

Like Moses in the first reading from this weekend, sometimes we need help when we become weary. I am thankful for the support and love of my wife who strengthens me when I feel worn down. A big part of that strength comes from the time we spend in prayer. Who in your life gives you that support and strength? 

In the readings this weekend, Jesus tells the disciples a parable about always praying without becoming weary and St. Paul reminds us to be faithful to what we have learned and believed… prayer and seeking wisdom from Scripture. These words are good reminders that no matter how worn down we get by the day, no matter how long the to-do list grows, now matter how many people wear us down, that we must continue to pray. 

So let’s pray for strength, pray for the work we do, pray for the people we meet, and thank God for all that God has done and is continuing to do in our lives.

– Matt Kush

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