"To pray means to open your hands before God. Above all, therefore, prayer is a way of life which allows you to find a stillness in the midst of the world where you open your hands to God’s promises, and find hope for yourself, your fellowman and the whole community in which you live. In prayer, you encounter God in the soft breeze, in the distress and joy of your neighbor, and in the loneliness of your own heart."
—Henri J.M. Nouwen, With Open Hands