Linking up with Cindy at Ordo Amoris for Wednesdays with Words.
The following comes from My Life in Christ by St. John of Kronstadt:
You are a being who has fallen of your own free will, corrupted by sins; this ought to be the most powerful incentive for you to prayer. You daily receive the greatest mercies from God; this ought to be a powerful incentive to thank God. You daily contemplate the works of the omnipotence, wisdom and goodness of God; this ought also to be an incentive to daily praise.