OC says - "The meaning of prayer is that we get hold of God, not of the answer."
He then goes on to say that getting hold of God happens through everyday life, through the "commonplace things and people around us."
Oh so true! God reveals Himself to us every day but we don't see Him. Sometimes, as someone so eloquently said, He is in a 'distressing disguise.'
There are a lot of people in my home town who walk around in distressing disguises. They are patients at the psychiatric hospital. Some of them have wild delusions about being Jesus. Their illness is evident, but sometimes amazing truth comes from their lips. They are often very perceptive and very forthright about what they sense. Sometimes I wonder if God isn't speaking through them. He does use the simple to shame the wise. Maybe He's telling us to get hold of them in order to get hold of Him.