There are several steps involved in coming to know the
depths of Jesus Christ. The first two are quite simple: praying the
Scriptures and just beholding the Lord in quietness and trust. After
pursuing this level of experience with the Lord for a
considerable length of time, you should be ready to go on to a
deeper level of knowing Him.

But in this deeper encounter with the Lord, you must move
outside the realm of prayer alone; or, to state it more clearly, you
must move away from just the one or two times a day you set apart for
prayer with the Lord.