Prayer begins as an invisible seed in the heart, a hidden desire for the Creator, perhaps unknown to the conscious mind, unseen by the understanding, yet secretly drives the soul to seek its God, in whom alone it finds rest.
God breathes His inspiration in the human heart, even before the mind begins to understand. Were it not for God’s pre-ordained initiative, as such, there would be no prayer. “You did not choose me, but I chose you”, said the Lord Jesus.
Mystical prayer is a hidden exchange between God and the soul, a secret language that matures in the course of time and, subject to the soul’s cooperation with grace, leads to Divine union.