Man was not created as an irrational animal bent toward the earth but, erect in stature, a reminder to look above.
(De Civ. Dei XXII, 24, 4)
So great is the power of the good that even evil doers seek it.
(Sermo 29, 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.