"It is comparatively easy to wait upon God; but to wait upon Him ONLY-- to feel, so far as our strength, happiness, and usefulness are concerned, as if all creatures and second causes were annihilated, and we were alone in the universe with God, is, I suspect, a difficult and rare attainment. At least, I am sure it is one at which I am very far from having made. In proportion as we make this attainment we shall find everything easy, for we shall become, emphatically, men of prayer; and we may say of prayer as Solomon says of money, that it answereth all things."
~ Edward Payson
(from the book "Purpose in Prayer" by E.M. Bounds)