'Let us not be turned from prayer because of dearth of feeling,
or even because the mind is weighed down by discouragement
and distressed by the thought of utter unworthiness.
This mental gloom will pass.
It is something over which we hold no control;
the less attention we give it the better.'
(from In Love with the Divine Outcast, by a Religious, Pellegrini, Australia, 1934, p. 123)
Painting: Edmund Charles Tarbell, Across the Room, 1899, in US public domain due to age (PD-US)