There is a temptation, when life is a struggle, to get bogged down in resentment, blame, oppression, negativity.
There is a temptation to give up fighting, to give up speaking out, to feel so ill and exhausted, so stressed and preoccupied with living, that we lose sight of hope, light, vision, truth, justice.
It is a hard path : to not give into the temptation to blame others for our circumstances, to feel victims of persecution, to feel helpless and hopeless, to feel diminished.
Prayer leads us back to the presence of goodness and a greater force for good in the world. Prayer strengthens us and brings the whole universe to our aid ; it opens up new possibilities where none seemed possible.