“Prayer is the expression of a relationship. This is easy to say, and sounds a little trite. But prayer is one word: ‘Help!’ That is what prayer is. It is the cry for aid in the circumstance where there is no aid and no resources to provide aid. Prayer is the ‘Help!’ of the person whose intrinsic givens offer no way out.” – Paul Zahl’s Grace In Practice, pg 246

And here’s Elvis reaching out with the same sentiment, albeit romanticized, at one of his final concerts – bloated and caked in make-up but undeniably full of feeling (almost desperately so):

Finally, from a press conference in 1972, one of Elvis’ greatest utterances, his supremely understated summary of the Law:

“It’s very hard to live up to an image”.