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NAS: When Struggles Come


What ways do you run to implore the Lord's help when you are struggling? Do you always spend time in Adoration? Do you dive into the bible? Automatically go to Confession? Could you be better? And what about those times when things are good and you are joyous? Do you still give the Lord your time?

I was contemplating whether I was going to write this week or not since I'm out of town for work.  I'm visiting at Our Sunday Visitor until Thursday, so today has been filled with lots of traveling, meeting new people, and even an on camera interview!  A pretty exciting day!

Then when we got back from dinner earlier than expected, I figured I would share what I do when I'm struggling...  Great Question!

Ever since I became more involved in my faith the Hail Mary has been my go to prayer in times of need.  So I usually go back there any time I'm struggling with the single life, scared in the middle of the night when I wake up to a startling sound in the dark, anxious at the doctor's office for that appointment, don't know what to say in a tough conversation, get to an intersection that's full of traffic, really need a parking spot, when I can't sleep, and sometimes when I'm just bored.  Sometimes it's the entire Rosary - which I do try to pray daily, but it's usually just a Hail Mary or two or 15, depending on the situation.

There are definitely other forms of prayer that I engage in, but I do have to say that the Rosary is my favorite.  I feel extreme comfort when praying the Rosary and find it a serious delivery of peace and calming.

The other place I run to when I'm struggling with the single life are my friends.  They provide a support system, encouragement, advice, and a lot of the time some cute kiddos and babes for me to love on, squeeze, and get my fix for another week!

Thanks to Morgan for hosting and Jen for always supporting!  See you next week - just a few more weeks until we take a little break for Christmas!!!

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  1. I have a go-to prayer for when I'm scared, too! Mine is the Prayer to St. Michael, though. Even my sudden wave of fear is a tiny bit of evil that needs vanquishing, right?

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