17 Evening, and morning, and at noon, will I pray, and cry aloud: and he shall hear my voice.

A certain amount of solitude is a necessity in the present state of human society. You cannot otherwise open out the mind to the realisation of the actual, the invisible, the eternal.

You cannot pray in association, with the frankness, the thoroughness, the refreshing earnestness that is possible when in the solitudes of nature. And without effectual prayer, the mind grows arid and pinched.

Bro Roberts - Diary of a voyage to Australia and other lands