The past two weeks I've been having trouble focusing on the things I need to be focusing on. I feel like I'm sort of going through a 'desert' phase in my spiritual life where God has withdrew himself from me. It's been a struggle to keep my prayer rule and most of the time I am just going through the motions. I've missed a few days in my morning prayers because I would stay in bed too late before work and at other times I've shortened them for expediency. I missed confession last week because I was out of town and the week before that my priest asked me to serve and read the hours before Liturgy so I didn't have the opportunity. It feels like things have been building up and instead of reaching out for help from God I'm content to not make any changes-- or that when I do seek help there is no answer. It just feels like I'm "trying to get by" and in that I'm flirting with despondency. Please pray that I get over my despondency. Thank you.