“To pray is something we all desperately seek, but this takes work on our part and engaging our heart. If we don’t accept the reality that prayer begins with labor, we will not progress in it. We are all beginners! And beginners must start at the beginning, with realistic goals. We start with praying however we can, even for five minutes, without any other thoughts or distractions, and build upon it day by day.”
(Abbess Michiala of St. Pasisius Monastery)