I was having a conversation with one of my best friends the other day about the role of God in my life. I told this friend, “I’ve moved far away from God.” Along my own spiritual journey I have learned that if I don’t feel close to God, it’s on me, because God is always there. Which means I have quite a bit of work to do in my life.
For various reasons that range from the winter blues to trouble with the family to not focusing on the present moment, I have found that it’s harder for me to feel God’s presence when I pray. It’s not a great place to be. But what can I do about it?
Someone once told me to “Fake it until you make it.” I wonder if this applies to prayer life as well. Do I keep praying even though I don’t feel anything? Should I try a different form of praying? I have a lot of questions on my mind about what I can do to bring myself closer to God, especially because Lent is just a few short days away.
What do you do when you feel like you are lacking in your spiritual life? Please share any strategies you may have. And thank you in advance for doing so.