No one is able to reach God without flying over oneself.
(In Io. Ev. XX, 8)
Love either rises or falls. With honest love we rise to God; with dishonest love we fall into the pit.
(En. in ps. 122, 1)
Your prayer is a conversation with God. When you read, it is God who is speaking, when you pray, it is with God that you are speaking.