“A Guide to Prayer”: Practical Help from Isaac Watts

Prayer is “the address of a creature on earth to God in heaven about everything that concerns his God, his neighbour or himself, in this world or in the world to come. It is the conversation which God allows us to maintain with himself above, while we are here below. It is that language in which a creature communicates with his Creator and in which the soul of a saint often gets near to God, experiences great delight and, as it were, dwells with his heavenly Father for a short time before he comes to heaven.”
–Isaac Watts