"Too much of rational explanation is the bane of modern civilization. We must begin with a child like simplicity and have implicit faith in God.
If I exist God exists.
Once we have faith in the existence of God, then arises the necessity of prayer.
There are only two aids to those who are faultering in their steps in the path of God-realization - one is constant endeavour and the other is prayer.
To one with a prayerful attitude there is no idleness.
When we are not actively engaged in a work you can seek union with The Divine in prayer. It purifies and strengthens us.
Heart-felt prayer steadies one’s nerves, humbles one and clearly shows one the next step".
Cited from "Kalyana-Kalpataru", December 1951 issue,
from the article "Efficacy of Prayer" by S.B.Keshaviah