From Windows of the Soul: Experiencing God in New Ways by Ken Gire, pages 110, 114-115.
There are no persons so pagan that God cannot speak through them. There is no place so remote that God's voice cannot be heard there. At any time, in any place, through any means, God can speak to us. Sometimes He speaks through a wild wind raging through our lives; other times, through the calm rhythms rippling through a poem...
Who knows how many people prayed to pull me out of the wilderness? I knew of a few, and to those few I enclosed a copy of Tennyson's poem [Idylls of the King] in a Christmas card. Who knows what all was wrought by their prayers? More than this world dreams of, I'm sure.
I understood, even in the wilderness, that God is sovereign. But He is a sovereign in chains. I didn't understand that until I read Tennyson. God has ordained His kingdom to come, but He has ordained it to come on the links of our prayers.