One of the Church's most popular prelates, Francis Cardinal Arinze, explains the power of prayer, describes how to pray, and gives examples of prayers we can use for all of life's triumphs and challenges. As he says in his introduction, personal prayer is not above all talking to God, much less trying to lecture Him. It is primarily being in His presence, listening to Him, loving Him, adoring and thanking Him, requesting pardon and asking for our temporal and spiritual needs. But under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, our sighs and groanings can also manifest themselves in words. Speaking our inner states of mind in words can help to focus and promote our attention and prayer. This magnificent, user-friendly work is for anyone who seeks comfort and inspiration and who wants an ever closer relationship with the Holy Trinity.