In Simple Ways to Pray, Emilie Griffin offers her readers an intimate and accessible introduction to the history and practice of prayer in the Catholic tradition. Meaning both to engage the beginner and encourage the experienced, Griffin explores the different types, devotional styles and techniques of prayer as well as outlining practical strategies for starting and sustaining an interior spiritual life. Describing prayer as "that deep urgency or longing for something beyond–something greater than ourselves," Griffin extends an open and inclusive invitation to all readers to put themselves in the presence of God. And, by doing so, to open up their hands, minds and hearts to receive the full potential of God's love and know the richness of living an engaged spiritual life. This book is ideal for individual or group use in parishes and classrooms.
About the Author
Emilie Griffin is the author of several books on the spiritual life, including Doors Into Prayer and Spiritual Classics.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Opening the Treasure-Box Chapter 2 Becoming Intentional Chapter 3 Visiting with Christ Jesus Chapter 4 Praying in the Holy Spirit Chapter 5 The Blessed Virgin Mary: What Marian Prayer is All About Chapter 6 Praying to Angels and Saints: Heavenly Intercessors Chapter 7 Intercessory Prayer: Petition and Intercession Chapter 8 Contemplative Styles of Prayer:The Simpler, the Better Chapter 9 Practical Strategies Chapter 10 Spiritual Life in the Catholic Tradition Chapter 11 Index Chapter 12 About the Author