Oh, dear heart, what is your condition?
Are you torn with anguish?
Are you sorely distressed?
Are you lonely?
Are you pushed aside?
Then cry to God.
No one else can help you.
He is your only hope.
Cry to Him, for He can help you.
I tell you, in that cry of yours will be the pure and true worship that God desires.
He desires a sincere cry far more than the slaughter of ten thousand rams or the pouring out of rivers of oil (Micah 6:7)…
See then, poor, weeping, and distracted ones, that it is not ritualism, it is not the performance of pompous ceremonies, it is not bowing and struggling, it is not using sacred words, but…
It is crying to God in the hour of trouble that is the most acceptable sacrifice your spirit can bring before the throne of God.
Charles Spurgeon on Prayer and Spiritual Warfare