Night Is The Most Acceptable Time For Prayer

Others march off to war; war against your own passions is sufficient for you.  Do not roam about; make whole in your own home those on whom God shows pleasure.  Others lie like dead men on their biers; recall in your heart the waking to the Resurrection.  Others fill themselves with wine; fill yourself with the love of God.  Others steal silver and gold; do not steal the kingdom of heaven away from God by making it conform to your own dogmas.  And in doing these you will obtain a foretaste of what is to come.

The Paradise Of The Holy Fathers, Wallis Budge (tr.)