Prayer is important, but many people do not know how to pray. There is a popular notion that God is like Santa Claus. Too many people have tried to explain God, as if the human mind is capable of such a feat! Prayer is no different than any other human endeavor. We must first learn how to do it, and then we must set it in motion. A great architect doesn't wake up one day with all the knowledge needed to build a skyscraper. He must have an innate talent, but he must also go to school and learn. Prayer is no different. Yes, God will teach us how to pray, but we need to take the time to listen, and to learn. Of course, many will get a cathartic release from a superficial act of prayer. But someone who really knows how to pray can literally move a mountain!