Remember God, that He too might always remember you; and when He has kept you in His memory and preserved you safe to the end, you will receive every blessing from Him. Do not forget Him, your mind being distracted with futile concerns, lest He forget you in the time of warfare. When you enjoy abundance, be obedient to Him, so that in the time of your afflictions you may have boldness before Him through the heart's preserving prayer to Him. Seat yourself before Him continually, keeping the memory of Him in your heart, lest having lingered outside His memory, you are unable to speak boldly when you enter before Him, because boldness comes from constant conversing with Him and from much prayer.
~ St. Isaac The Syrian