Do you fall asleep when you’re praying? Does it upset you?
It might interest you that the Holy Father sometimes falls asleep when he prays:
“Sometimes when I pray I fall asleep” he said. He then referred to St. Thérèse of the Child Jesus who said that God the Father liked it when someone fell asleep in prayer.
I like the St. Therese quote.
The older I get, the easier it is to fall asleep during prayer, especially at night and esp. when praying the rosary. It’s not that I don’t try to not sleep – I do, but it happens anyway. At first I took it in stride and thought it was a good thing to fall asleep with a prayer on my lips. Then I changed my mind and let it upset me and it’s hurt my prayer life.
Now, knowing that not only the Holy Father has the same “problem” but that a great saint like St. Therese said God likes it when someone falls asleep in prayer, I’m going to relax and take it in stride again.
Anyone else have this problem?