What is Prayer?
by Scott D. Hendricks
What is prayer? Prayer is the test of everything; it is the source of everything, the driving force of everything, and the director of everything. If prayer is right, everything is right. Prayer will not allow anything to go wrong. If you are not successful in your prayer, do not expect success in anything. It is the root of all.
~ St. Theophan the Recluse
Theodore G. Sylianopoulos, The Way of Christ (Brookline: Holy Cross Orthodox Press, 2002), 94.