"Prayer produces cleanliness of heart and purity of life. it can produce nothing else. Unrighteous conduct is born of prayerlessness-the two go hand-in-hand. Prayer and sinning cannot keep company with each other. One or the other must of necessity stop. Get men to pray, and they will quit sinning, because prayer creates a distaste for sinning, and so works upon the heart, that evildoing becomes repugnant, and the entire nature is lifted to a reverent contemplation of high and holy things."
E. M. Bounds