St. Nilus: Prayer frees the mind of all thought of sensory . . .

Icon of St. Nilus“Prayer frees the mind of all thought of the sensory and raises it to God Himself, Who is above all, to converse with Him and daringly ask Him for anything. Thus a man spends his life in purity, as one who, having already experienced communion with God, is thereupon again preparing for this communion.”

— St. Nilus of Sinai