Do not give in to despair my friend. You feel you have given all you can and everyone, everything seems to be taking from you, your time, energy and love. I will give up for you a prayer unworthy as I am and may God have mercy on both of us. In the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, Glory to You O God, Glory to You. Heavenly King, Comforter, Spirit of Truth You knit Maurice together in secret and you know him thoroughly, his struggles, strengths, his pain, his thoughts, hopes and dreams. May Maurice find consolation in You, the Lamb who is always eaten but never consumed. You are inexhaustible! Maurice does not see his constantly giving or having people take things from him, his energy, his effort’s at relationships, his time and talents as a positive thing but Lord remind Maurice of the crowds always taking from Jesus, His time, energy, healing, love. The Pharisees taking his dignity having their Creator crucified, the Roman soldiers taking his clothing and life by being the ones crucifying the King. Lord God protect Maurice from the evil one who is constantly trying to destroy us and may Maurice continue to spend private time with the Father as Jesus did. In His Holy Name I pray amen.