Those of us who have come to make regular use of prayer
Would no more do without it than we would refuse air, food, or sunshine.
And for the same reason.
When we turn away from meditation and prayer,
We likewise deprive our minds, our emotions, and our intuitions
Of vitally needed support.
As the body can fail its purpose
For lack of nourishment,
So can the soul.
We all need the light of God's reality,
The nourishment of His strength,
And the atmosphere of His grace.