“Many do not pray because it seems to them that they did not receive any gift from God when they prayed before, or because they consider praying unnecessary; they say that God knows everything without our asking, and forget that it is said  “Ask, and it shall be given unto you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.”
(St. John of Kronstadt in ‘My Life in Christ’) [Prayer; Hope; Faith]