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A School of Prayer

by Pope Benedict XVI

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Format: Ebook

Item #/ISBN: 9781594171796
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Prayer is essential to the life of faith. In this 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, 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'."

Although Benedict provides a sweeping survey of great figures of prayer, his discussion centers on Jesus Christ and even invokes him in the study of prayer. "It is in fact in Jesus," writes Benedict, "that man becomes able to approach God in the depth and intimacy of the relationship of fatherhood and sonship. Together with the first disciples, let us now turn with humble trust to the Teacher and ask him: ‘Lord, teach us to pray' (Lk 11:1)."

About the Author

Pope Benedict XVI (born Joseph Aloisius Ratzinger) is a retired prelate of the Catholic Church who served as head of the Church and sovereign of Vatican City State from 2005 until his resignation in 2013. Benedict's election as Pope occurred in the 2005 papal conclave that followed the death of Pope John Paul II.

SKU/ISBN 9781594171796
Product Number 71796
Format Ebook