Devote yourself to prayer!

Devote yourself to prayer. (RB 4:56)

The first challenge in prayer is getting started.
The second challenge is daily being faithful to engaging in prayer.

Monastic prayer is fundamentally the time when we allow ourselves to experience more fully our desire for God. In a monastery that follows Benedict's Rule, a form of frequent prayer is established by regular communal prayer. Throughout the day monastics are summoned to leave whatever work is at hand and lift up their hands and hearts to God through participation in the Liturgy of the Hours. Fruitful participation in the Liturgy of the Hours is dependent on fidelity to personal prayer, to lectio divina, and some time of recollection and reflection during each day. The "call" from Benedict is to make more room for prayer each and every day.