Reading the life of great saints we often find a period where spiritual life becomes dry, praying becomes a tremendous effort, the person feels abandoned, etc ... St. John the Cross mystic friar and confessor of St. Teresa of Avila wrote a book called The Dark Night, a classic of Western Christian literature. This happens to many and it is not surprising.
We also know always continuing to read the lives of these saints that it is as if a great fire goes out, it seems off but under the embers it is still hot and lit only that we do not realize it, then wrapped with knowledge of the case wrapped nothing happens who returns to make this fire within us of faith, prayer and renewed spiritual strength.
In this period of aridity and difficulty in praying we can still light a candle before the image of the Mother of God, of Jesus and of the saints.
Hold our rosary or komboskini in our hands. Praying the 3 Ave Marie. Other simple prayers are the prayer to the guardian angel Angel of God, for our dead and all the victims of homophobia the Eternal Rest, a Our Father, a Glory.
Little prayers that in spite of the difficulty of the moment, we can still get to say and get enormous benefits.