St. Theresa of Avila once said, "Contemplative prayer in my opinion is nothing else than a close sharing between friends; it means taking time frequently to be alone with Him who we know loves us." Our prayer life roots our life in a relationship with our Lord. It allows us to take the love that we receive from God the Father and give this love to others. Learn why prayer is so important in our world today and simple steps to jump-start your prayer life or to take it deeper.