I found this quotation by the Roman Catholic Theologian John Shea, in a paper printed in the Spring 2004 edition of Theology Scotland journal:
Prayer is a process of dismantling our protective devices so that we can adjust to the divine energies.
Prayer is a process — it doesn’t all have to be done right now.
Prayer is a process of dismantling — a laying oneself open before God, revealing layer by layer, mask behind mask, your real self.
Prayer is a process of dismantling our protective devices — those things we hide behind: our image, our wealth, our tastes, our opinions, our religion.
… so that we can adjust — adjust, just, righteousness, fair, well-founded.
… so that we can adjust to the divine energies — so that we can fulfill our potential, and really live life to the full.
Something to ponder…