In this way, without ever realizing it, we will love God without struggle or exertion. What is difficult for man is easy for God. We will love God suddenly as grace will take over us. If we love Christ deeply, the prayer will flow on its own. Christ will always be on our mind and in our heart.”— St. Porphyrios, Wounded by Love
A pilgrimage begins with a prayer. A prayer is a “pilgrimage” of its own kind, a silent and gradual ascent to higher levels of spirituality, to closeness with God. During our life’s struggles as Christians, we rely on prayer as our immediate assistant in times of need, or when our heart sings praises to the glory of God’s love.