"When we speak to God, we must mean what
we say; we must practice what we have promised; we must show forth in
work what we say in word."
Dom Eugene Boylan OCSO
It can be difficult to pray, but it is even more
difficult not to pray. In this book, Dom Eugene explains what prayer
really is, why it is necessary for everyone and how anyone can become
proficient in it. Without using complicated language, he introduces
readers to the main stages of the development of prayer and the
spiritual life. He answers popular misconceptions regarding prayer, and
teaches all not to be afraid of speaking to God using their own
heartfelt words. He shows how even simple mental prayer can lead to the
heights of mystical union with God.
This book touches on many of the most common questions
about prayer. How should we deal with distractions in prayer? How can
we avoid being discouraged in prayer? How does prayer make us better?
How can we learn to persevere in prayer, until it becomes an
indispensable part of our daily life? At the same time, it goes beyond
these difficulties in order to show how our personal lives of prayer are
inseparable from our membership in the true Church founded by Jesus