The Basic Book of Catholic Prayer

How to Pray and Why

$14.95

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Whether you've just begun to pray or have been faithfully praying for years, the wisdom in this book will help you pray better. It will rescue your prayers from distraction and superficiality and transform them into real occasions for communion with God.

Fr. Lawrence Lovasik here clears away misunderstandings that many people have about prayer — and shows you innumerable ways you can avoid common obstacles and deepen your prayer life, no matter how much or how little you may have prayed before.

You'll learn what prayer is, why it's necessary, and how to practice the essential forms of Catholic prayer. You'll discover how the Church's sacraments fortify your prayer — and how prayer, in turn, enhances your reception of the sacraments. You'll find out how to bring to your own prayers the qualities that make prayer effective. Your prayers will become more heartfelt, more focused, and more full of love for God.

Soon your prayer will fill you with a divine peace and joy that no one will be able to take from you. You'll achieve the glorious aim of all prayer: union with God!

You'll grow in prayer and in the graces it brings you as you learn:

  • Why true prayer is not necessarily a matter of words
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  • Pages: 224
  • Format(s): Paperback, eBook
  • ISBN: 978-1-928832-04-1
  • Product Code: 040
  • Availability: In Stock
  • Publication Date: December 01, 1999
  • Categories: By Title, eBooks, Prayer, Spiritual Growth
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Basic Book of Catholic Prayer Relevant for Today
Fr. Lovasik details why each form of prayer is important, how we should pray, and offers useful suggestions on "praying without ceasing." Learning from this book will result in a deepening of your relationship with God through prayer.
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I really enjoyed reading this
I really enjoyed reading this. It was a good primer on how to pray and why. There were many Biblical quotes and quotes from saints on prayer. I highly recommend the book.
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This is a very easy to read book. Very well organized. I found it a great resource for enhancing my prayer life. I am going through RCIA at the present time through the Catholic Church and this book has been a great asset. It's the kind of book I'll read, and re-read later on and get even more out of it.
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Helped me a lot. Prayer is essential to remind us what we believe and so that Our Lord can give us grace.
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