The Separation of Church and God
Prayer is the microcosm of the soul. It is the whole soul in one moment; the quintessence of all our acts; the climax of all our thoughts. It rises as high as our thoughts … thus, prayer is a part of a greater issue. It depends upon the total spiritual situation of man and upon a mind within which God is at home … The issue of prayer is not prayer; the issue of prayer is God. One cannot pray unless he has faith in his own ability to accost the infinite, merciful, eternal God.
Quest for God: Studies in Prayer and Symbolism