Dear Lord, amid my turmoil, my mind is not able to concentrate on you, my heart is not able to remain centered, and it seems as if you are absent and have left me alone.
But in faith I cling to you. I believe that your spirit reaches deeper and further than my mind or heart, and that profound movements are not the first to be noticed.
I promise I will not run away, not give up, not stop praying, even when it all seems useless. I love you even though I do not always feel loved by you, and I hope in you even though I may sometimes feel despair. (Henri Nouwen)