Your spirit should not grow weary, but should become warm from spiritual reading, from it
should come thoughts about eternity, and from prayer, even though it may be brief.
Say to the Lord; '' Gather my scattered mind, O Lord and humble my hardened heart with fear of Thee, and have mercy on me.''
For without Divine help we are powerless; we cannot even deal with pesky flies, much less
St. Anthony of Optina