My son purchased me the first of Bernard Cornwell’s Warlord Chronicles, The Winter King. This quote comes from page 42. I hope you find it thought provoking.
Every minute of every day and very moment of every night you must be open to the Gods, and if you are, then they will come. Not always when you want them, of course, but if you never ask, they’ll never answer; but when they do answer, Derfel, oh, when they do, it is so wonderful and so terrifying, like having wings that lift you high into glory.