What is prayer? Not the utterance of words — they are but the vehicle; but the attitude of the spirit. Communion, aspiration, and submission, these three are the elements of prayer — and these three may be diffused through a life.
Alexander Maclaren, The Epistle of Paul to the Colossians and Philemon (London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1890), 356. [FREE DOWNLOAD]