One of the signs of the times in the Church today is the growing thirst for prayer. Our people want to pray both as individuals and in community. They look for guides and gurus as they visit ashrams and monasteries, desiring to pray. From their busy Work and home schedules they take time off for silence and solitude and to be with the Lord. They inspire me by their example. The Christian of this millennium must be a mystic — not to remain detached and distant from the harsh realities of life and the world in which he lives, but to insert and involve himself more deeply into them. The mystic does live life more fully. These pages will enable our people to develop and deepen their life of prayer and gradually to move from a life of prayer to the prayer of life, when one begins to see God in everything and everything in God.