“Prayer unites one with God, being a Divine conversation and Spiritual Communion with the Being that is most beautiful and highest. Prayer is forgetting Earthly things, an ascent to Heaven. Through Prayer we flee to God.”
“Prayer is truly a Heavenly armour, and it alone can keep safe those who have dedicated themselves to God. Prayer is the common medicine for purifying ourselves from the passions, for hindering sin and curing our faults. Prayer is an inexhaustible treasure, an unruffled harbour, the foundation of serenity, the root and mother of myriads of blessings.”
Below is a photo of Saint Nektarios in the last Divine Liturgy he served on Earth, before his Blessed Repose.