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Prayer: A Primer

Prayer: A Primer

Prayer is often identified by people of faith as of first importance in the life of faith, at the same time, it is one of the least understood and least consistently used of spiritual practices among ordinary Christians. Prayer: A Primer, clears up misconceptions and myths about prayer that often stand in the way of actually praying, and offers the reader "a way in" to a life grounded in and enriched by daily prayer. A variety of forms of verbal prayer, meditation, and contemplation (or the prayer of silence) are clearly described with the needs and questions of beginners at prayer in mind. The book aims — through prayer — to move beginners at prayer to a growing and deepening awareness of God's presence in our complex and often morally ambiguous world.
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  • Publisher Augsburg Books
  • Format Paperback
  • ISBN 9780806657660
  • Dimensions 5.5 x 8.5
  • Pages 144
  • Publication Date February 26, 2009

Table of Contents


Getting started in prayer
Beginner's mind
Praying in the name of Jesus
Praying Jesus' prayer
What to do during set times of prayer
Prayer on the run
Prayer 3 This is who I am; this is what I do

Suggestions For Further Reading
Questions for Individual and Group Reflection