If you have already taken the first step in the spiritual life,
You have devoted yourself absolutely to God to live wholly for His will.
You have chosen to be under the Light and Guidance of His Holy Spirit.
The next step is to continually give yourself to God.
This second step cannot be taken except by prayer.
Nothing else has power here but prayer.
This prayer must come from your heart and your relationship with God.
Consider this prayer an infallible guide to heaven.