What is the use of laboring and toiling with the body night and day, if inwardly we do not take care to pull out the roots from which all evil sprouts?
We have an absolute need for watchfulness and unceasing prayer in order to cast off the evil which lurks within us and replace it with spiritual good. Make sure that your daytime work does not rob you of oral prayer; cry out the supremely glorious and sweet name of our Jesus, and it will not be long before He comes to help and console you. What is there that the blessed prayer cannot set aright and renew! Constrain yourselves in the prayer; why should your mind wander around here and there and not turn towards our Jesus, when for Him we left everything and for Him we endure everything?
Elder Ephraim of Arizona