Prayer covers the whole of man's life. There is no thought, feeling, yearning, or desire, however low, trifling, or vulgar we may deem it, which if it affects our real interest or happiness, we may not lay before God and be sure of sympathy.
Henry Ward BEECHER (1865). “Notes from Plymouth Pulpit: a collection of memorable passages from the discourses of H. W. Beecher. With a sketch of Mr. Beecher and the Lecture-Room, by Augusta Moore. New edition, revised, and greatly enlarged [of the second series of “Life Thoughts”].”, p.67