O prayer! Prayer! It brings and keeps God and man together. It raises man up to God, and brings God down to man.
— George Whitefield
Q. 12. What special act of providence did God exercise towards man in the estate wherein he was created?
A. When God had created man, he entered into a covenant of life with him, upon condition of perfect obedience; forbidding him to eat of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, upon the pain of death.
— Westminster Shorter Catechism