The quieter the mind, the more powerful, the worthier, the deeper, the more telling and more perfect the prayer is.
How often do I come to God not with consumer requests, but simply with a desire to spend time with Him, to discern what He wants from me and not vice versa?
Though my needs may drive me to prayer, it is there I come face to face with my greatest need: an encounter with God Himself.
Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things.
Turn your eyes upon Jesus,
Look full in His wonderful face,
And the things of earth will grow strangely dim,
In the light of His glory and grace.
—Helen H. Lemmel