The Elder Paisios of blessed memory, a devout monk, was accustomed to describe prayer as our "wireless communication" with God. Prayer provides us with an opportunity for an on going dialogue with the Lord. Each day, when we pray, we turn ourselves towards Him, opening our hearts, that He may speak His will for our lives.
Prayer is also one of the spiritual disciplines of our Holy Orthodox Church, and it is a key element in healthy spiritual life. What exercise is for the body; prayer is for the soul; that is, we cannot become spiritually healthy Orthodox Christians without a commitment to develop our prayer life. The Saints of our Church go further, writing, "There is no life without prayer."
Developing a prayer life requires our effort- the same type of effort that is required to form a good habit. There are many "helps" or aids to prayer that can help us develop our prayer life.
In order to learn more about these prayer aids and about prayer in the Holy Orthodox Tradition, check the following web site: www.OrthodoxPrayer.org.