From Robinson Crusoe:
... I rather prayed to God as under great affliction and pressure of mind, surrounded with danger and in expectation every night of being murthered and devoured before morning; and I must testify from my experience, that a temper of peace, thankfulness, love, and affection is much more the proper frame for prayer than that of terror and discomposure; and that under the dread of mischief impending a an is no more fit for a comforting performance of the duty of praying to God, than he is for repentance on a sick bed: for these discomposures affect the mind as the others do the body; and the discomposure of the mind must necessarily be as great a disability as that of the body, and much greater, praying to God being properly an act of the mind, not of the body.
Prayer is something I would like to work on in the next year, so this just jumped out at me.
Next week I won't be able to host Wednesday with Words, so my friend Anna is going to host at her new blog Little Drops of Water ... go check out her new site, it's gorgeous! I'll post a link here on Wednesday to lead you there.