“Constant pondering on the holy scriptures will always fill the soul with incomprehensible wonder and joy in God.
We should consider the labor of reading the Scriptures to be something extremely elevated, whose importance cannot be exaggerated. For it serves as the gate by which the intellect enters into the divine mysteries, and takes on strength for attaining to luminosity in prayer.
The reading of Scripture is manifestly the fountainhead which gives birth to prayer.”
(St. Isaac of Nineveh, The Wisdom of St. Isaac of Nineveh, p.. 8, 36, 38)