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True Prayer – 30 Days with Teresa of Avila – Day 22 Reflections

True Prayer
30 Days with Teresa of Avila
Day 22 Reflections
Divine Intimacy Radio

Dan and Melissa discuss the impact of suffering on prayer and how to differentiate true prayer from manufactured prayer. Listen as they reflect on letters from St. Teresa from the book 30 Days with Teresa of Avila.

Topics/Questions covered in the show:

  • Where does suffering come from?over-Front_-_30_Days_Teresa_of_Avila_20150128a_pdf
  • Why does God allow suffering?
  • Where is God in our suffering?
  • The impact of suffering on prayer.
  • How to pray effectively in the midst of profound physical suffering.
  • True prayer vs. manufactured prayer.
  • What is the goal of true prayer?
  • How we can make vocal prayer contemplative.


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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 Author Insights Edition, author of the award-winning book, Navigating the Interior Life - Spiritual Direction and the Journey to God, and his newest books Finding God Through Meditation-St. Peter of Alcantara, 30 Days with Teresa of Avila, Into the Deep and Living the Mystery of Merciful Love: 30 Days with Thérèse of Lisieux. 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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