Daily Prayer is the "hard drive that makes our Christian life work, the engine that drives our spiritual growth." In this book, popular Catholic writer and speaker Bert Ghezzi encourages us to open ourselves to the gift of prayer so that we can be transformed from the inside out. In practical ways, he shows, by example, how to come into God's presence, how to listen to his word, how to pray in the Spirit, how to pray with Scripture, and how to intercede for others. Each chapter ends with helpful questions for reflection as well as actions we can take to strengthen our commitment to daily prayer.
"When Bert Ghezzi writes about Catholic matters, they seem self-evident. He brings lofty truths down to earth."
-Scott Hahn, author of The Lamb's Supper and Rome Sweet Home
The prayers and reflections in this powerful book capture the awe, joy, and wonder of every moment in the presence of the Living God. Each page takes the reader to a new aspect of Eucharistic Adoration and leads to a deeper celebration of the Eucharist. Transcendent and yet deeply human, this is the perfect companion for anyone who wishes to spend time in the Real Presence of Christ.
The President's Devotional lets you start each day with the words that have inspired President Barack Obama, collected by Joshua DuBois, President Obama's "Pastor-in-Chief" (Time magazine)—his spiritual advisor who also served as the executive director of the White House Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships.
Every day, DuBois provided President Obama with a morning devotional weaving together scripture, song, prayer, and reflections, motivated by the spirit of God and infused with joyful flair. The President’s Devotional contains the best of these devotionals, daily spiritual guidance that offer peace, comfort, and inspiration throughout the entire year.
After many years of writing her own words in her prayer journal, missionary Sarah Young decided to be more attentive to the Savior's voice and begin listening for what He was saying. So with pen in hand, she embarked on a journey that forever changed her—and many others around the world.
In these powerful pages are the words and Scriptures Jesus lovingly laid on her heart. Words of reassurance, comfort, and hope. Words that have made her increasingly aware of His presence and allowed her to enjoy His peace.
Jesus is calling out to you in the same way. Maybe you share the author’s need for a great sense of “God with you”. Or perhaps Jesus seems distant without you knowing why. Or maybe you have wandered farther from Him that you ever imagined you would. Here is a year’s worth of daily readings from Young’s journals to bring you closer to Christ and move your time with Him from monologue to a dialogue.
Each day is written as if Jesus Himself were speaking to you. Because He is. Do you hear Him calling?
Using simple prayer ideas and meditations, the Poor Clares teach that success lies in complete trust in God
Prayer and holiness is for everyone in every situation. We will never achieve true happiness as long as we continue to search for it outside the very source of love, which we know is God himself.
The Poor Clares look at ways prayer can incorporate into everyday life. They recognize that in today's busy world, many people neglect their souls and focus instead on the mind and body. In direct contrast to those fixated on spectacular results, appearances, control, and a tireless craving for success, the Poor Clares instead try to live life as Jesus teaches in the Bible. Using their simple prayer ideas and meditations, everyone can learn to speak to God in a direct way to bring Him to their everyday lives.
This short guidebook offers a simple and engaging introduction to prayer for young people (high school and college). It highlights the many benefits of regular prayer as well as some of the obstacles along the way. Beginning with a simple explanation of prayer as a turning of our hearts and minds to God, it goes on to offer some important practical tips on how to pray well. In this short guide, you will learn:
• The benefits of spiritual reading in prayer
• Where and when to pray
• What to do at the time of prayer
• How to connect prayer to everyday life
• How to overcome obstacles to prayer
Fr. Michael Giesler is the author of the Junia trilogy and has many years of experience as a spiritual director of people of all ages.
This book will cover the hows and whys of prayer, and its role in the faith life of Catholics. It will walk us through an invitation to answer the deepest call of the human heart to journey home to God and embrace God in prayer. You’ll find a special emphasis on popular prayers, including the rosary, the Our Father, and the Creed, the and other everyday prayers to lift our hearts to God. The Catholic Update Guide to Prayer gives readers a practical, concise, and easy-to-use resource on the hows and whys of prayer.