Prayer is essential, not to the salvation of the soul, for the soul is never lost; but to the conscious well-being of the soul that does not understand itself. There is a vitality in our communion with the Infinite, which is productive of the highest good. As fire warms the body, as food strengthens us, as sunshine raises our spirits, so there is a subtle transfusion of some invisible force in such communion, weaving itself into the very warp and woof of our own mentalities. This conscious commingling of our thought with Spirit is essential to the well-being of every part of us.
– Ernest Holmes, The Science of Mind, 1938
Pray without ceasing.
In every thing give thanks:
for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
The Bible, King James Version