Prayer, to the patriarchs and prophets, was more than the recital of well-known and well-worn phrases. It was the outpouring of the heart. Beset by perils, persecutions, pain and privations, they naturally turned to God in their need, believing that He was able to redeem them out of their troubles.
― Herbert Lockyer (1886–1984, evangelical minister and author of the “All” series (“All of the Messianic Prophecies of the Bible,” etc.).