"Communication with God must be practiced, otherwise when he surprises us, we are unable to find the right word, the right language, the right tone. We must learn God’s language, learn it the hard way with much work, so that we are able to speak to him. Even prayer must be practiced, and with great earnestness."
“My Soul Finds Rest”- Reflections on the Psalms by Dietrich Bonhoeffer (Ed. Edwin Robertson), pg. 30