GO INTO YOUR ROOM AND CLOSE THE DOOR
It is easy to see prayer in terms of methods and techniques. Yet the foundation of all prayer, established by Jesus, is forgotten:
When you pray, go into your room
and closing the door, pray to your Father in secret,
and your Father who sees in secret, will reward you.
The first question is not whether we pray best in the chapel, in our room, or in the middle of the market place, but whether we have entered into our heart, the place of prayer.
So, we shall try to know this secret place of prayer, and how to get there, we shall try to know how to remain there once we have entered; and finally, we shall see what we find there.
First, then, the heart or place of prayer;
then silence or the means to enter the heart;
then finally the Holy Spirit, the gift of God to those who make the journey inwards.