This thread reminds me of something I just read.
[size=2] Originally posted by St_Benedict (written by Rev. Fr. Andrew Jarmus)
Two of my favorite stories about prayer come from Metropolitan Anthony Bloom’s book, Living Prayer. The first is about an old man who would sit in church for hours, without praying. When asked what he was doing just sitting in the church, he replied, “I look at Him, He looks at me and we are happy together.” The other story is about a woman who had prayed constantly, repeating the Jesus Prayer, for 14 years yet never felt the presence of God and never heard Him speaking to her. Then someone pointed out to her that for 14 years, she had been talking but had never stopped long enough to listen.
[/size] You can see the short thread here.