My core is gripped with "Everything by Prayer", written by Fred Hartley III about the life and teachings of Armin Gesswein.
Thanks to dear friend Sonja (at Bits and Pieces) I now own the referenced work. I have been reading & weaping my way through it for several weeks now.
Armin Gesswein is a man well known among our elder Christian statesmen. His ministry was, and is foundational to many a notable organization because this humble, seemingly unknown man-of-God drew all men's hearts near to God through prayer. His mining of the biblical texts unearthed gold nuggets the size the golf balls!
Did I tell you that Sonja is Armin's daughter? She is; and I now know the secret of her steady gait. She is that apple not far fallen from the tree, and I'm thinking she has learned well one her father's many quotes: Secret prayer is the secret to prayer.
Thank you, Sonja, for the gift that has so touched me. Never have I viewed "everything" in quite the same context; nor will I ever again.
His divine power has given us everything we need
for a godly life through our knowledge of him
who called us by his own glory and goodness.
2 Peter 1:3
Rejoice always, pray continually,
give thanks in all circumstances;
for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18