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Video – How can I improve my prayer life?

November 25, 2012 by  
Filed under Dan Burke, Fr. Bartunek, Prayer, Videos

Improve My Prayer Life: How can this be Done?

Fr. John Bartunek and Dan Burke talk about how to improve our time in prayer and intimacy with the Lord.


Improve My Prayer Life

Improve My Prayer Life

How can we deepen our relationship with Christ? Father John Bartunek discusses what the key ideas, the three things we can do, that we need, in order to pursue in this.  How much time should we spend in prayer? What are the different types of prayer and when do we use them? And, how do we go about praying? What is the idea behind mental prayer, or Christian meditation?

Art: Homme en prière (Man praying [Man in Prayer]), Pierre-Louis Delaval, 1826, PD-US author's life plus 100 years or less, Wikimedia Commons. Art for feature picture: Still of Father John Bartunek in Discussion with Dan Burke, all rights reserved, used with permission.


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About Dan Burke

Dan is the President of the Avila Foundation, the parent organization of, the Avila Institute for Spiritual Formation, Divine Intimacy Radio and Divine Intimacy Radio - Resources Edition, Into the Deep Parish Programs, the Apostoli Viae (Apostles of the Way) Community, and the FireLight Student Leadership Formation Program, author of the award-winning book, Navigating the Interior Life - Spiritual Direction and the Journey to God, Finding God Through Meditation-St. Peter of Alcantara, 30 Days with Teresa of Avila, Into the Deep, Living the Mystery of Merciful Love: 30 Days with Thérèse of Lisieux, and his newest book The Contemplative Rosary with St. John Paul II and St. Teresa of Avila. Beyond his "contagious" love for Jesus and His Church, he is a grateful husband and father of four, the Executive Director of and writer for EWTN's National Catholic Register, a regular co-host on Register Radio, a writer and speaker who provides online spiritual formation and travels to share his conversion story and the great riches that the Church provides us through authentic Catholic spirituality. Dan has been featured on EWTN's Journey Home program and numerous radio programs.

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  • kcthomas

    I would like to have a copy of the article ” How can I improve my prayer life ? “through e mail 
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    • It is a video…

    • LizEst

      It occurs to me that you are overseas, perhaps India or some other place. Are you having trouble viewing the video? I’ve made a transcript of the words and it is on the way to you. Please check your email. Hope that helps.

      God bless you, KCThomas!

  • Once again, thank you Father John and Dan for the good explanation on how to manage and improve our Prayer Life.  It is consoling to remember that God takes the first initiative to reach us.  It is how to respond to Him where we find difficulties and most of times, fail. But we do not give up.  Be blessed.

  • $19933969

    Thank you – I’m very grateful to God for both of you and for the assistance you provide so many. May God continue to bless you both, and may God Himself be your reward!

  • Yesterday’s Catholic Minute Meditation Post of yesterday, says more clearly what I was trying to state herebelow:

    Minute Meditation – Tuesday, November 27, 2012 

    We Are Called 

    To say that we travel toward God with God and in God is to make clear that prayer is not first a human initiative, but a divine one. On life’s journey, it is God who first calls us.

     – from Catholic Update Guide to the Catechism to the Catholic Church

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