"...how can we ask God for anything? We certainly haven't been on good terms with Him."
"Well, I don't know much about God, but I don't think it works quite like that. He doesn't hold out on us until we're good. He just wants us to admit that He's the only one who can help us. Then if we pray..."
A quote from a conversation between Dixie and Danny in The Dangerous Voyage by Gilbert Morris