On Prayer

by Scott D. Hendricks

We must devote ourselves more to prayer. For prayer is like the leader of the chorus of virtues. Through it we ask for the other virtues from God. The person devoted to prayer has fellowship with God and comes in contact with him through a mystical holiness, a spiritual energy, and an inexpressible disposition. Taking the Spirit as our guide and fellow contestant, our love for the Lord is kindled, and we seethe with longing. Since no satiety in prayer is found, we are always burning with passion for the Good and stirring up the soul.

~ St. Gregory of Nyssa

Christopher A. Hall, Worshiping with the Church Fathers (Downers Grove: InterVarsity Press, 2009), 82.