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Sometimes Prayer is So Frustrating I Give Up: What To Do?

Hermit Praying: growing in prayer post

Dear Carmelite Sisters, In the Second Mansion of the Interior Castle, St. Teresa strongly emphasizes the need for perseverance. Can you help me understand how this works in a practical way? I really struggle to keep a consistent prayer time and to stay focused when I pray. Sometimes [prayer] is so frustrating that I just give up. I know this doesn't help but what can I do? Many doors have a sign over... Read More