The Gift of Prayer
by Scott D. Hendricks
The Lord will give prayer to him who prays; and he of experience will know the assurance and love for God that comes to the mind. Although he be a sinful man, the Lord will grant him to taste the fruits of prayer.
~ St. Silouan the Athonite
Theodore G. Sylianopoulos, The Way of Christ (Brookline: Holy Cross Orthodox Press, 2002), 116.