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Thus seeing and knowing our first and our present State, everything calls us to Prayer; and the Desire of our Heart becomes the Spirit of Prayer.  And when the Spirit of Prayer is born in us, then Prayer is no longer considered, as only the Business of this or that Hour, but is the continual Panting or Breathing of the Heart after God.  Its Petitions are not picked out of Manuals of Devotion; it loves its own Language, it speaks most when it says least.  If you ask what its Words are, they are Spirit, they are Life, they are Love, that unite with God.  – Andrew Murray (emphasis in the original)