I would rather be what God chose to make me than the most glorious creature that I could think of; for to have been thought about, born in God's thought, and then made gy God, is the dearest, grandest and most precious thing in all thinking.S Lewis
Show respect even to people who dont deserve it, not as a reflection of their character, but as a reflection of yours -from Lifehacker, quoting Dave Willis. I really need to remember this because I think I show weakness when I do this, but I shouldn't.
Quote about Prayer by C.S. Lewis: "I pray because I can't help myself. I pray because I'm helpless. I pray because the need flows out of me all the time, waking and sleeping. It does not change God, it changes me.
And sadly this is not true in other religions. Passing a collection plate or having to pay the preacher for something you need. That's also why the bible tells us God will have vengeance on those fleecing his sheep.