What if prayer could become one of the most rewarding and meaningful aspects of your whole life? What if you could use the skills productive people use to help you pray?
Michael St. Pierre, executive director of the Catholic Campus Ministry Association and a productivity expert, shares five habits that you can use to help you gain confidence in your prayer and strengthen your relationship with God.
Catholics are taught that prayer is necessary to live their faith, but many sincere Mass-goers find it almost impossible to pray consistently. They know that prayer is at the core of a relationship with God, but many still don’t have a clue about how to go about integrating prayer into their everyday lives. As a result, their confidence level related to prayer is low.
St. Pierre began his own journey to prayer as a young adult, stumbling through the Rosary with uncertainty and frustration. Only when he decided to show up and do his best did he begin to build a consistent habit of prayer. After he started studying human productivity, he realized that some of the same principles could apply to the spiritual life. In his first book, The 5 Habits of Prayerful People, St. Pierre shares his unique and practical approach that will teach you how make prayer part of your everyday life.
You will learn how to cultivate the habits of:
- passion and pursuit
- preparation and planning
- persistence and perseverance
Written in the tone and style of a popular business book, St. Pierre shares inspirational success and instructional failure as he helps readers to stop procrastinating and unlock the doors to a fruitful conversation with God.
|Publisher:||Ave Maria Press|
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About the Author
His work has been featured on numerous podcasts, publications, and on radio, including Catechist, Productive Magazine, America, Relevant Radio, Catholic School Matters, Today’s Parish Minister, Give Us This Day, Momentum, and Catholic Exchange.
St. Pierre and his wife, Cary, live with their children in New Jersey.
Chris Lowney is an author, speaker, leadership consultant, and chairman of the board of Catholic Health Initiatives.
Table of Contents
Foreword Chris Lowney xi
How to Use This Book xix
Prayer and Productivity 1
The 1st Habit: Passion and Pursuit 11
The 2nd Habit: Presence 27
The 3rd Habit: Preparation and Planning 43
The 4th Habit: Persistence and Perseverance 59
The 5th Habit: Pondering 73
Conclusion: Progress over Perfection 81
Recommended Resources 93