Theologian Hans Kung wrote On Being a Christian, a 602-page theology of the Christian life, without a word about prayer. He was asked why, and he answered, in effect, “I forgot.” There was the publisher’s deadline, and the harassment he was receiving from the Vatican, and he overlooked prayer. Precisely. Prayer is always the first thing to go when we get caught up in the world’s pace. And only prayer can deliver us from that pace.