Our struggle is–isn’t it?–to achieve and retain faith on a lower level. To believe that there is a Listener at all. For as the situation grows more and more desperate, the grisly fears intrude. Are we only talking to ourselves in an empty universe? The silence is often so emphatic. And we have prayed so much already. ― C.S. Lewis, Letters to Malcolm: Chiefly on Prayer, (Mariner Books; 1 edition November 4, 2002) Originally published 1964.