We cannot put ourselves directly in the presence of God if we do not practice internal and external silence.
In silence we will find new energy and true unity. Silence gives us a new outlook on everything.
The essential thing is not what we say but what God says to us and through us. In that silence, He will listen to us; there He will speak to our soul, and there we will hear His voice.
Listen in silence because if your heart is full of other things you cannot hear the voice of God. But when you have listened to the voice of God in the stillness of your heart, then your heart is filled with God.— Mother Teresa , In the Heart of the World