"To look around is to be distressed. To look within is to be depressed. To look up is to be blessed"
Thoughts on prayer:
CH Spurgeon said we should pray as if it all depends on God and act as if it all depends on us.
‘Prayer will consume sin, or sin will choke prayer.’ from ‘The best of JC Ryle’.

Why Pray
Watch and Pray
Armour on for Prayer
Praying in the Spirit
The Watchman