Translated from the Russian translation of Elder Paisios, Vol. 3 Spiritual Warfare, p. 159.
-Geronda, Abba Issac says that in prayer it is needed to feel oneself like a child.
-Yes, it is needed to feel oneself a child, but a disobedient child. You need to realize that you have grieved your Father, and weep for this. Then you will sense divine affection. Do not speak thus: “I am a child, and therefore God must love me and forgive me, so I can do as I please!”*
* “... so I can do as I please” in the Russian translation is tak hto [ mogu vykidyvat' razny fokusy.