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For the past forty-five years, Bert Ghezzi has begun each day with prayer. At first he had to work at doing it consistently, but eventually he couldn't imagine starting his day without it. Through his discovery of the gift of daily prayer, he has come to see God's connection with us as a bountiful and permanent act of love. Prayer offers us the gift of a lifelong friendship with God, enabling us to love him more fully and follow him more faithfully.
In this delightful book, Ghezzi shares his adventures in prayer and offers a winsome invitation to experience the promise and power of this practice. He shows how faithfulness to daily prayer rewards us with unlimited blessings and covers how to pray, praying for and with others, and persevering in prayer. For those who have struggled at cultivating a strong prayer life, Ghezzi provides practical help for overcoming obstacles. Helpful questions for further reflection and group discussion are included at the end of each chapter.
Loving and Being Loved in Prayer
"This is a fine little book, wise and tender and filled with grace."--Dean Koontz, bestselling suspense novelist
"Not one of us presently writing about religion in this country is better equipped by experience, skill, and devotion to write about prayer than is Bert Ghezzi."--Phyllis Tickle, author of Prayer Is a Place and The Great Emergence
"Bert Ghezzi brings the tradition home to this generation. Through his books he has helped us to know the saints, know the sacraments, know the cross--and know ourselves as we stand before God."--Scott Hahn, author of The Lamb's Supper and Rome Sweet Home
"Impeccably researched, authentically lived, and engagingly written, this guide will appeal to Catholics and Protestants alike. I could not recommend a book--or a person--more highly."--Ken Gire, author of Moments with the Savior, Windows of the Soul, and The Weathering Grace of God
"This engaging book is rooted in sacred Scripture and our Catholic tradition, and should serve as an inspiration to many people who strive to enrich their prayer life."--Most Reverend Donald W. Wuerl, STD, Archbishop of Washington
"Bert Ghezzi answers the questions we all have about how and why we should pray via his own lifelong prayer journey. Readers will be grateful for this helpful and engaging book."--Amy Welborn, author of The Words We Pray: Discovering the Richness of Catholic Prayer
"Bert Ghezzi has written yet another superb book to help us become people of deeper prayer. No matter where you are in your own 'adventure' with God, this book will inspire you to grow!"--Patti Gallagher Mansfield, leader of Catholic Charismatic Renewal; author of As by a New Pentecost
"If you want to grow in your spiritual life, read this book, implement some of its suggestions, and you will be on your way."--Fr. Larry Richards, founder, The Reason for Our Hope Foundation; pastor, St. Joseph Church Bread of Life Community