The holy art of prayer...

From Spurgeon's sermon, "Order and Argument in Prayer"

The very act of prayer is a blessing.

To pray is as it were to bathe one's-self in a cool bubbling
stream, and so to escape from the heat of earth's summer sun.

To pray is to mount on eagle's wings above the clouds
and get into the clear heaven where God dwells.

To pray is to enter the treasure-house of God and to enrich
one's-self out of an inexhaustible storehouse.

To pray is to grasp heaven in one's arms,
to embrace the Deity within one's soul,
and to feel one's body made a temple of the Holy Spirit.

To pray is to cast off your burdens,
it is to tear away your rags,
it is to shake off your diseases,
it is to be filled with spiritual vigor,
it is to reach the highest point of Christian health.

God give us to be much in the holy art of prayer.