“I feel silly trying to make up prayers myself.”
“My mind starts to wander as I am speaking to God.”
“I just don’t have time to pray.”
Do you recognize yourself in any of these statements? Then Pray Fully is for you. Michele Faehnle and Emily Jaminet—bestselling authors of Divine Mercy for Moms and The Friendship Project—share the rewards and frustrations of their own prayer journeys to create a practical guide that combines testimonies, tips, and journaling space to help you spend quality time with God. Whether you want to learn how to pray aloud in a group or to stop your mind from wandering during prayer, Faehnle and Jaminet have practical advice and the real-life experience to help you overcome obstacles to everyday prayer.
Both raised in Catholic families who spent time in prayer, Faehnle and Jaminet wanted to experience a relationship with God that consisted of more than Sunday Mass and an occasional panicked Rosary or a rushed cry for help. They each found that the noisy, self-centered monologue of their youth grew into a fuller, more mature dialogue of love when they gave time to God and began to truly listen to him.
In Pray Fully, Faehnle and Jaminet share basic prayer principles that have helped them to become women of prayer:
- make time for personal, daily communication with Jesus
- spend time meditating and engaging in other spiritual practices such as adoration or the Examen
- recognize the critical times of each day when you need a “prayer boost”
- live deeply in the sacraments and enrich your life with sacramentals
- record your intentions and thank God for answered prayer
Encouraging stories and practical advice—including tips from the lives and writings of the saints—questions for personal reflection and private meditation, and journaling space will help you develop a lifelong dialogue with God.
The book is perfect for individual or group study.
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About the Author
Michele Faehnle is a school nurse at St. Andrew School in Upper Arlington, Ohio, and the host of Answering the Call on St. Gabriel Radio. She is a contributor to CatholicMom.com, codirector of the Columbus Catholic Women’s Conference, and coauthor of Divine Mercy for Moms, The Friendship Project, and Our Friend Faustina.
Faehnle earned a bachelor of science degree in nursing from Franciscan University of Steubenville in 1999. Faehnle has spoken at the National Shrine of Divine Mercy and to several women’s groups and conferences, including 1:38 Women, Mothering with Grace Annual Mother’s Conference, Indiana Catholic Women’s Conference, and the online Catholic Conference for Moms. Faehnle has appeared on EWTN’s At Home with Jim and Joy and a number of Catholic radio programs.
Along with her coauthor, Emily Jaminet, Faehnle received the Bishop John King Mussio Award from Franciscan University of Steubenvile, of which she is an alumna. She and her husband, Matthew, have four children and live in Columbus, Ohio.
Emily Jaminet is executive director of the Sacred Heart Enthronement Network and a contributor to CatholicMom.com and coauthor of Divine Mercy for Moms, The Friendship Project, and Our Friend Faustina. She serves on the board of directors of the Columbus Catholic Women’s Conference. Jaminet earned a bachelor’s degree in mental health and human services from Franciscan University of Steubenville in 1998.
Jaminet offers a daily segment called A Mother’s Moment on St. Gabriel Catholic Radio and Mater Dei Radio. She has spoken to several women’s groups and conferences, including 1:38 Women, Mothering with Grace Annual Mother’s Conference, Indiana Catholic Women’s Conference, Women’s Day of Reflection for Homeschoolers, and the online Catholic Conference for Moms. Jaminet has appeared on EWTN’s At Home with Jim and Joy and a number of Catholic radio programs.
Along with her coauthor, Michele Faehnle, Jaminet received the Bishop John King Mussio Award from Franciscan University of Steubenvile, of which she is an alumna. She and her husband, John, have seven children and live in Columbus, Ohio.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Why Is Prayer Important? xi
1 The Power of Prayer: A Holy Invitation 1
Let's Pray: Rest in Jesus' Presence 9
Meet Your Heavenly Friend: St. Gemma Galgani 10
Prayer Prompt: Talk to Jesus 13
2 The Basics of Prayer: Seek Him, Ask Him, Discover Him 15
Let's Pray: Lectio Divina 25
Meet Your Heavenly Friend: St. Teresa of Calcutta 26
Prayer Prompt: The Our Father 30
3 Living Pray-Fully: Praying through the Day 33
Let's Pray: What Is an Examen? 40
Meet Your Heavenly Friend: St. Gianna Beretta Molla 41
Prayer Prompt: Make an Examen 44
4 Becoming Women of Prayer: Cultivating a Legacy of Prayerfulness 47
Let's Pray: "Love One Another" 55
Meet Your Heavenly Friends: Sts. Louis and Zélie Martin 55
Prayer Prompt: Pray for a Legacy of Faith 59
5 Hello, Is Anyone Listening?: The Mystery of Unanswered Prayer 61
Let's Pray: Remember God's Goodness 67
Meet Your Heavenly Friend: Edith Stein (St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross) 68
Prayer Prompt: "I Am Always in Your Midst" 72
6 Prayer Protections: Devotions to Draw Us Deeper into Prayer 75
Let's Pray: Visio Divina 79
Meet Your Heavenly Friend: St. Margaret Mary Alacoque 83
Prayer Prompt: Dedication to the Sacred Heart 85
7 Pray with Me!: Personal and Traditional Prayers for Journaling and Reflection 87
Getting Started 87
Ten Personal Reflections 89
My Prayer Journal, Chapter by Chapter 100
Our Favorite Prayers 107
My Favorite Prayers 111
Study Guide 115
My Journal 127