“Life is an undertaking of prayer. It exists for prayer. Man has no value unless he prays. Prayer is the value. In prayer, man becomes man. Prayer is to enshroud all of life. Thus the saying: pray without ceasing, pray and do not grow weary! This is for everyone, not only for ascetics. Just as breath is for all people, so too is prayer for all people.”

(Archimandrite Touma Bitar of Lebanon)