Repentance From Dead Works

Prayer is a bold encounter with God the Father, God the Son, and God the Spirit. It is not a doctrine or a system of ideas. It is neither an intellectual pursuit nor an optional hobby. Prayer is encountering Jesus. It is drawing closer to Him each day, to know Him better and love Him more, to become like Him in holiness and power and glory.
In His presence there is joy, shelter, light, life, deliverance, victory, worship, glory, boldness, cleansing, holiness, rest, and everything else you need. Don’t start with His presence and continue in the flesh.
Looking directly into the holy, righteous, pure fact of Jesus, you will experience the fullness of His presence that produces repentance. Confession, repentance, and obedience are the secrets of walking in continuous daily personal revival. Why is there so little repentance? It is a costly work to self, pride, and the flesh and therefore unpopular and will never attract a crowd.
Sylvia Gunter, Prayer Portions