Prayer is either exceedingly urgent, exceedingly relevant, or inane and useless. Our ﬁrst task is to learn to comprehend why prayer is an ontological necessity. God is hiding, and man is defying. Every moment God is creating and self-concealing. Prayer is disclosing or at least preventing irreversible concealing. God is ensconced in mystery, hidden in the depths. Prayer is pleading with God to come out of the depths. “Out of the depths have I called Thee, O Lord” (Psalms 130:1).—Abraham Joshua Heschel in Moral Grandeur and Spiritual Audacity: Essays, 258
I like that: theology is a palimpsest. It adds an urgency and relevance to prayer that otherwise might be lacking.
May your theology ever be enlightened by your prayer life!