Civilization is littered with unsolved problems, baffling impasses. The best minds of the world are at the end of their tether. The most knowledgeable observers of our condition are badly frightened. The most relevant contribution that Christians make at these points of impasse is the act of prayer — determined, repeated, leisurely meetings with the personal and living God. New life is conceived in these meetings.
~Eugene H. Peterson, from his book Earth & Altar