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Why Pray? – Part II of III – DI Radio Show and Podcast

Why pray?


Description: Why pray? On this week’s Divine Intimacy Radio Show and Podcast, Dan Burke and Melissa Why Pray?Elson dive into Dan’s new book on prayer titled, Into the Deep: Finding Peace through Prayer and explore how the depth of God’s eternal love for each and every soul draws us to prayer.

Topics/Questions covered in the show

  • What is the importance of realizing God’s personal love in one’s life?
  • How should we respond to this deep, personal love?
  • Why is prayer a matter of justice?
  • Why does God deserve our prayers?


What is Divine Intimacy Radio?

The Divine Intimacy Radio Show is a haven of rest and wellspring of spiritual life for those seeking intimacy with God and the enlightened path of Catholic mystical and ascetical wisdom.

Every week, Dan Burke and Melissa Elson explore topics related to the interior life and Catholic teaching, including prayer, spiritual direction, meditation, contemplation, and holiness.

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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, 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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  • Shirley Bachmeier

    Just read this from “He and I” by Gabrielle Bossis…We come to Him most often as a sense of duty. He comes to us out of pure love. Ask Me for this love as though I am a merchant. What shall I give You as a payment? Your gratitude which will burn like a flame of your joy. What I give surpasses your poor little means and awakens new feelings in you–feelings you thought to be beyond your power to experience. Be attentive to Me. This is a signal way to reaching Me. To be attentive means to empty yourself of everything except your desire for Me. It is then that I will come, and the greater your desire for me, the greater will be the measure of My grace.

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