We may address the infinite, transcendent, Almighty God with the intimacy, familiarity, and unshaken trust that a sixteen month old baby has sitting on her father’s lap. Is my prayer life characterized by the simplicity, childlike candor, boundless trust, and easy familiarity of a little one crawling up in Daddy’s lap? An assured knowing that Daddy doesn’t care if His little girl has fallen asleep, starts playing with toys, or even chatting with friends, because the Daddy knows the child has essentially chosen to be with Him for that moment? Is that what my interior prayer life’s spirit is?
— Brennan Manning, The Furious Longing of God.