We don’t “offer” prayers on our own accord; rather, the language of divine love is instilled in us as the Holy Spirit sheds it abroad in our hearts. Then prayer is changed from a monologue to a dialogue that is internal and eternal. This is the prayer of the heart when the mind, with all its busyness descends into the silence of the heart.
- / Desert Diaries
- The Prayer of the Heart
"The Ruined" are those countless ones throughout the ages who have encountered the presence of the living God to such an extent that they are "ruined" for the things of this world. They can never return for any extended time to what was formerly known as "normal life." They are burned with a vision of the beauty of God in the face of Christ-- and they seek this in everyone and everything they meet.