At formation, we talked about struggles with prayer.
Finding time. Making time.
Just feeling as if one is going through the motions.
The director basically said that the important thing is to persevere even when the "feeling" is not there. The effort itself is of value - and it is building up spiritual muscles even if we are not aware. Plus, it may be the thing that is keeping us form going off the deep end into despair when our souls are plagued by dryness.
Keep on keeping on.
Pax et bonum