Orthodox Prayer Life: The Interior Way

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780881412505
  • Publisher: St. Vladimir's Seminary Press
  • Publication date: 9/28/2003
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 292
  • Sales rank: 465,123
  • Product dimensions: 6.02 (w) x 9.02 (h) x 0.85 (d)

Table of Contents

Pt. 1 The nature of prayer
Ch. 1 A definition of prayer and its efficacy 21
Ch. 2 Degrees of prayer 39
Ch. 3 Beyond prayer 71
Pt. 2 Aspects of the interior activity of prayer 117
Ch. 4 The freeing of the soul 121
Ch. 5 Purification of the heart 133
Ch. 6 Contrition of the spirit 145
Ch. 7 Faith and perseverance 159
Ch. 8 Struggle and constraint 175
Ch. 9 Bridling the mind 189
Ch. 10 Holy silence 197
Ch. 11 Pray at all times 205
Ch. 12 Tears 215
Ch. 13 Fasting 229
Pt. 3 Impediments to prayer 233
Ch. 14 Spiritual aridity 235
Ch. 15 Spiritual languor 241
Ch. 16 Loss of purpose 257
Conclusion : fruits of prayer life 275
Epilogue : prayer : access into the father's presence 289
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2011

    Very good, practical book on prayer

    For a practical resource in the practice of prayer, I find this book to be excellent. This book is clearly drawn from a life of experience, articulated in accessible words for those of us who are only beginning to take up the yoke of prayer.
    I first borrowed this book from a local library. Then, after renewing it several times, figured I should buy it. A book to be chewed upon one bite at a time.
    Although written from an Orthodox perspective, it should prove equally valuable to those of other Christian traditions.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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