The 5 Habits of Prayerful People: A No-Excuses Guide to Strengthening Your Relationship with God

The 5 Habits of Prayerful People: A No-Excuses Guide to Strengthening Your Relationship with God

by Michael St. Pierre, Chris Lowney

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Overview

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
  • presence
  • preparation and planning
  • persistence and perseverance
  • pondering

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781594718809
Publisher: Ave Maria Press
Publication date: 04/05/2019
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 456,361
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Michael St. Pierre is executive director of the Catholic Campus Ministry Association. He has more than twenty years of experience in parishes and schools and with nonprofit organizations as a teacher, campus minister, department chairman, youth minister, dean of students, and president.

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

Introduction xv

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

Acknowledgments 85

Notes 87

Recommended Resources 93

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