by Rev. Francis Luna
"HOW TO PRAY" may seem like a strange title for a booklet. Most people probably feel that they know how to pray well enough, their real problem is getting themselves to do it. In part they are right. Most people do know how to pray — to say a certain number of vocal prayers learned as a child, and to pray in their own words in times of special need, or at church, or especially right after receiving our Lord in Communion. Problems arise, though, when one begins to realize that God is asking a little more of us in the way of prayer — that he is asking us to devote some time each day to mental prayer, perhaps only ten or fifteen minutes, perhaps a little more.
In this booklet, Father Luna discusses the need for mental prayer and provides many helpful hints on how it can be made fruitful.