Learning to Pray: A Guide for Everyone

Learning to Pray: A Guide for Everyone

One of America’s most beloved spiritual leaders and the New York Times bestselling author of The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything and Jesus: A Pilgrimage teaches anyone to converse with God in this comprehensive guide to prayer.

In The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything, Father James Martin included a chapter on communicating with God. Now, he expands those thoughts in this profound and practical handbook. Learning to Pray explains what prayer is, what to expect from praying, how to do it, and how it can transform us when we make it a regular practice in our lives. 

A trusted guide walking beside us as we navigate our unique spiritual paths, Martin lays out the different styles and traditions of prayer throughout Christian history and invites us to experiment and discover which works best to feed our soul and build intimacy with our Creator. Father Martin makes clear there is not one secret formula for praying. But like any relationship, each person can discover the best style for building an intimate relationship with God, regardless of religion or denomination. Prayer, he teaches us, is open and accessible to anyone willing to open their heart.

Title:Learning to Pray: A Guide for Everyone
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780062643230
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  • Ida Maria

    I didn't really believe it was possible, but this book truly manages to be a guide for EVERYONE. Whether you have had experience with prayer before, are just curious, struggling or truly and deep into...

  • Kristjan

    I grew up within the Protestant tradition where [I thought that] I had a strong personal prayer life; I was hoping for a little help with the public, extemporaneous prayer expected from a community le...

  • Alan Lindsay

    I hesitate to give stars to this book. Some will find it hopelessly simplistic and others will find it richly spiritual. I have no problem with either. It's not useless. But it's also not "a guide for...

  • Joy Matteson

    I think I was expecting a teeny little book of good little referential tips on different ways to pray for beginners. This book...is not that. It IS that, but Martin throws everything and the kitchen s...

  • Miley Cyrus

    When I found Dr. OSOFO I was in desperate need of bringing my ex lover back. He left me for another man. It happened so fast and I had no say in the situation at all. He just dumped me after 3 years w...

  • Susan

    This book is a very practical manual for prayer. It discusses what prayer is, why we pray, and what one can expect when praying. Then it walks the reader through many different forms of prayer, discus...

  • Renee Lareau

    I have read many books on prayer and spirituality & I will read pretty much anything Fr. Jim Martin writes. This book is written from a Catholic viewpoint but attempts to be inclusive of different fai...

  • Betsy

    This book is so helpful in giving direction for your personal prayer experience. Martin gives many different way to pray, goes through each one and explains how to use them. He explains what we can ex...

  • Carol Laforteza

    I’ve been fortunate enough to work in a Jesuit institution so I’ve been exposed to the opportunities of prayer that Fr Jim speaks of in book. Despite this though, reading the book is affirming, no...

  • Scott Beddingfield

    Slow at the start for me (dare I say ‘dry’ like some sessions in prayer?), Father Martin’s piece builds. Finally chapters ‘What Happens When You Pray?’, ‘Praying With Sacred Texts’ and ...