At its most basic level, the Christian life is about prayer. Prayer is the font of all theology and the mode of being that constitutes faith. And yet, no activity seems more elusive and, at times, vague. What do we mean by prayer? How do we practice it? Where have we described and practiced it wrongly? How does it shape a life of faith? These are just some of the questions we will pursue in this issue of The Other Journal. Our hope is that not only will these pieces help us to reflect on this topic but that they will also help us to practice prayer as a way of life, drawing us more completely into unity with all pilgrim believers as we are captivated by a God who both speaks and listens.