Basil Pennington was a spiritual master who also experienced the difficulties of persevering in prayer. In this work he shares profound yet practical ideas from the Catholic tradition on facing the challenges of prayer. Those familiar with Pennington's works will greatly appreciate his down-to-earth style. All who want to build a regular prayer-life and delve more deeply into the practice of centering prayer will find much to ponder in these pages. This book, originally published 20 years ago, continues to guide students of prayer.