Prayer is a refuge for those who are shaken, an anchor for those tossed by waves, a walking stick for the infirm, a treasure house for the poor, a stronghold for the rich, a destroyer of sicknesses, a preserver of health.

He who can sincerely pray is richer than everyone else, even though he is the poorest of all.

On the contrary, he who does not have recourse to prayer, even though he sit on a king’s throne, is the poorest of all.

~St. John Chrysostom