A School of Prayer
The Saints Show Us How to Pray
Prayer is essential to the life of faith. In this superb book, based on Pope Benedict's weekly teachings, he examines the foundational principles of the life of prayer. Believers of various backgrounds and experience in prayer--from beginners to spiritually advanced--will be enriched by this spiritual masterpiece.
Benedict begins considering what we can learn from the examples of prayer found in a wide range of cultures and eras. Next, he turns to the Bible's teaching about prayer, beginning with Abraham and moving though Moses, the Prophets, and the Psalms to the example of Jesus. With Jesus Christ, Pope Benedict considers not only the Lord's teaching about prayer, but also his example of how to pray, including the Our Father, his prayers in the Garden of Gethsemane, and prayers on the Cross. The prayers of Mary, the Mother of Jesus, and the early Church are also explored. Benedict also draws on insights from spiritual masters, the saints, and the Church's liturgy. He challenges readers to live their relationships with God even more intensely, as it were, at a 'school of prayer.'
Publisher: Ignatius Press
Author: Pope Benedict XVI
Translator: L'Osservatore Romano
Length: 282 pages