This primer begins at the beginning, with the very roots of the human person--a needy, aching, yearning being who is ultimately is left unsatisfied by anything the universe has to offer. Learning to pray is really learning to fall in love with God himself. Fr. Dubay covers questions about prayer rarely answered adequately for many sincere Christians, including: Why pray? How many different kinds of prayer are there? How much time should I spend praying? What about distractions? What if I don't feel like praying at all? How can I deepen my prayer life? This is a simple, profound, and practical book on the most important of all human activities, communion with God.