From today’s reading in Joy and Strength:
Praying in Spite of Yourself by Mary Wilder Tileston
Ye said also, Behold, what a weariness is it.
My soul cleaveth unto the dust; quicken Thou me according to Thy word.
Awake, thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light.
THERE are some who give up their prayers because they have so little feeling in their prayers–so little warmth of feeling. But who told us that feeling was to be a test of prayer? The work of prayer is a far too noble and necessary work to be laid aside for any lack of feeling. Press on, you who are dry and cold in your prayers, press on as a work and as a duty, and the Holy Spirit will, in His good time, refresh your prayers Himself.
–ARTHUR F. WINNINGTON INGRAM