Body, mind, spirit, voice! It takes the whole person to sing and rejoice!
~Helen Kemp (1919-2015), iconic advocate for and teacher of music for children in the church
We may ignore, but we can nowhere evade, the presence of God. The world is crowded with God. God walks everywhere incognito. And the incognito is not always hard to penetrate. The real labor is to remember, to attend. In fact, to come awake. Still more, to remain awake.
~C. S. Lewis, Letters to Malcolm: Chiefly on Prayer
Prayer is not a stratagem for occasional use, a refuge to resort to now and then. It is rather like an established residence for the innermost self. All things have a home: the bird has a nest, the fox has a hole, the bee has a hive. A soul without prayer is a soul without a home.
~Abraham Joshua Heschel, The Wisdom of Heschel