If a man wins God’s race, it doesn’t matter where else he loses. If a man loses God’s race, it matters not where else he may win.
The LORD opens the eyes of the blind; The LORD raises those who are bowed down; The LORD loves the righteous.
The New King James Version
Prayer is not a stratagem for occasional use, a refuge to resort to now and then. It is rather like an established residence for the innermost self. All things have a home: the bird has a nest, the fox has a hole, the bee has a hive. A soul without prayer is a soul without a home.
Abraham Joshua Heschel