praise the LORD,
For he has rescued the life of the poor
from the power of the wicked!
-- Jer 20:10-13
In their "one to one" encounters with God, the prophets draw light and strength for their mission. Their prayer is not flight from this unfaithful world, but rather attentiveness to The Word of God. At times their prayer is an argument or a complaint, but it is always an intercession that awaits and prepares for the intervention of the Savior God, the Lord of history.
-- CCC 2584