Those who are inclined to pray in moments of great duress do not need to be prompted. They pray. They simply pray out their hearts, as if their life depended on their connecting with God at that very moment. Which it does. And this is one of the great paradoxes of life, it seems to me: the potential for God’s presence, God’s light, God’s love, God’s consolation to be absolutely consummating when, at the same time, we are being absolutely consumed by suffering.
-Br. Curtis Almquist
Society of Saint John the Evangelist