“The master key to the secret of life is prayer. Through prayer we may respond to God’s search for us. Prayer is not primarily asking for something; rather, it is listening to the voice of God. It is still; it is being quiet; it is becoming aware of God–the God who guides the stars in their courses. In its deepest meaning, it is becoming aware of the God within, becoming so receptive that the real self, the child of God, can be set free.”
– Roy A. Burkhart, The Secret of Life, 1950.