I love Richard Beck. From a progressive Christian standpoint, it just doesn't get any better than his blog Experimental Theology.
He's currently doing a series on "Enchantment" and "Disenchantment" in the modern world generally, and within the Christian faith in particular. As part of the series, he discusses practices that "edge us towards enchantment," or, you could say, edge us towards "the experience of God in the world."
This is just a link to one of his recent posts about the act of audibly praying and how it can have the effect of "hallowing" a moment.
Just something that resonates with me a lot. Check out his blog for more in the series...