Meanwhile, whenever I hear anyone say, "Well, when things get back to normal," I remind them that most times, in real life, things never really get back to normal.
At a certain point in each life, we start to encounter crisis after crisis. When that begins, it continues. The best we can hope for is a break between each one, time to gather strength for the next one. That is the time, also, to pray for help in dealing with the ones to come.
Mostly, I pray that I am alert enough to handle each bump on life's road in the way the Lord hopes I will handle it.
Father, I know you trust me to overcome the obstacles in my path, but I'm often afraid that I'm not up to the task; fill me with all the grace and stamina I need to handle each mission before me in the way you know I can do it.