What if prayer is not our trying to get a conversation going with God, but actually continuing a conversation which God has already begun? In the corner of my cell I have a prayer corner, with an icon, candle and chair. At one stage in my life I would wonder – how am I going to pray today? Now, I pause at the threshold, knowing that God is already there, waiting for me, inviting me in – because God delights in me.
-Br. Geoffrey Tristram, SSJE