Prayer Primer. Thomas Dubay

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Title: Prayer primer igniting a fire within

Author: Thomas Dubay, S.J.

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Thirsting and quenching

  • as St. Augustine put it in his classic prayer: “You have made us for yourself, O Lord, and our hearts are restless until they rest in you.”
  • At the heart of our human reality there must be a relationship and communion with the divine. O therwise we simply do not make it; we do not and cannot flourish and attain our destiny. (See EPB, pp. 17-20.)
  • Prayer is not complicated, because there is nothing more natural than to converse with your beloved, and most especially with your supreme Beloved.
  • As Jesus himself put it: We cannot serve both God and mammon (Mt 6:24). If it is not the first, it will be the second. Nature abhors a vacuum.

Another book on prayer?

Why pray?

Getting the feel

Elegant variety

Getting started

Vocal prayer


Contemplation -- Liturgical prayer -- Liturgy of the hours -- Family prayer -- == Prayer in a busy life -- When should we pray? -- Problems and pitfalls -- Quick questions -- Assessing progress -- Growing in depth.

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Bibliographic info

Published/Created Ann Arbor, Mich. : Charis, c2002

LC control no. 2002000008 Type of material Book (Print, Microform, Electronic, etc.)

Description 188 p. ; 21 cm. ISBN 1569553394 (pbk.)

Notes Includes index. Subjects Prayer--Catholic Church.  » More like this LC classification BV215 .D82 2002 Dewey class no. 248.3/2