A Path to dialogue with God
All those who pursue a religious life recognize the importance of prayer – the communication or dialogue that the faithful have with God. This is a need of the soul, a necessity, as eating drinking and sleeping are necessary for the body.
It is not necessary to have special skills nor must one have special spiritual gifts to become “people of prayer”. For prediction one must have a specific gift from the Spirit, and prophesy requires another specific gift, and committing oneself to a religious ministry requires definite attitudes, training and capacities – but prayer simply requires sincere good will.
To become a “person of prayer” one has to fight against laziness and develop an increasingly fine “conscious faith” in the constant and loving presence of God. The rest will follow as will the fruit from a tree that is tended and loved.