One of the most critical aspects in learning to pray for others is to get in contact with God so that His life and power can be channeled through us to others. Often we assume we are in contact when we are not…Often people will pray and pray with all the faith in the world, but nothing happens. Naturally, they were not contacting the channel. We begin praying for others by first centering down and listening to the quiet thunder of the Lord of hosts.

(The Celebration of Discipline by Richard J. Foster, 34)