Prayer In Practice

Prayer In Practice

by Romano Guardini
     
 

Monsignor Guardini’s book is first and foremost an introduction to prayer, but an introduction produced by a master. He anticipates the problems that will arise at every stage in the spiritual life, and encourages the beginner by showing him what promise is held out in the first steps of prayer, how to persevere and to develop in prayer life. Into this book,…  See more details below

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Monsignor Guardini’s book is first and foremost an introduction to prayer, but an introduction produced by a master. He anticipates the problems that will arise at every stage in the spiritual life, and encourages the beginner by showing him what promise is held out in the first steps of prayer, how to persevere and to develop in prayer life. Into this book, Monsignor Guardini has put his most mature thought and the reflections arising from a lifetime’s study of the implications of faith. Yet it is all expressed in a manner intelligible to the uninitiated but attractive also to the more advanced thinkers.
 
The author brings out the role of Jesus Christ as the essential link in prayer, through whom alone we may know the Father, and he draws copiously on Scripture, throwing us back on what God Himself has said of our approach to Him. Prayer is seen, too, as a response to facts, meaning a grappling with the real world, which is a world created, sustained, and ordered by God. There are chapters on mysticism, on popular prayers, on the liturgy, all of which subjects are treated with new insight and a real understanding of the needs of all levels of spirituality.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780307833297
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
04/24/2013
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
1,239,250
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

Monsignor Romano Guardini, author of Prayer in Practice and many other outstanding studies that bring the truths and dogmas of Catholic religion to the understanding of contemporary man, is one of the most noted Catholic theologians and educators.

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