George MacDonald, Liberating Ministry From The Success Syndrome, K Hughes, Tyndale, 1988, p. 72
Why pray, if God loves us and knows all we need before we pray? "What if he knows prayer to be the thing we need first and most? What if the main object in God's idea of prayer be the supplying of our great, our endless need&md;the need of himself? What if the good of all our smaller and lower needs lies in this, that they help drive us to God? Communion with God is the one need of the soul beyond all other needs; prayer is the beginning of that communion.