Prayer: A Christian’s Guide to Communing with God
"Prayer is a great necessity, as well as a great duty, an instinct, as it is an obligation. It is natural for us to pray. We are never so wise as when we pray. It is then we are completely and transparently ourselves. And we are wisest when, though it be but for a few moments, we withdraw ourselves from human intercourse, and from crowded hours, and with our personal wants and burdens, fall down alone before our Father, and tell Him all, and gain the calm and strength of His fellowship. It is then we best understand how we can become His children again."