From Celtic Wisdom:
St. Columban expressed the belief that in order for God to answer prayer, one has to search God out. He said, "He must yet be besought by us, often besought; ever must we cling to God, to the deep, vast, hidden, lofty, and almighty God." The following prayer illustrates the searching, the longing to find the path to God:Jesu, from to-dayGuide us on our way.So shall we, no moment wasting,Follow Thee with holy hasting,Led by Thy dear HandTo the Blessed land.From the Celtic Psaltery by Alfred Perceval GravesThe ancient Irish Christians were searching for a closer relationship with God, to find out who He really was and what He desired for them. Do we have any different motives today?