And the Lord, seeking his own workman in the multitude of the people to whom he cries out, says again: Who is it who longs for life, and desires to see good days (Pslm 34:12)?
And if you, hearing him, answer, “I am the one!” God says to you: If you long for true and everlasting life, keep your tongue from evil and your lips from speaking deceit. Turn aside from evil and do good; seek peace and pursue it (Psalm 34:13-14).
And when you have done these things, my eyes will be upon you and my ears will be open to your prayers; and before you call upon me, I will say unto you, Behold, I am here (Isa. 58:9).
Rule of St. Benedict, Prologue v. 14-18