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What’s going on in my prayer life: should I really sit in silence?

Dear Father John, I am struggling with my prayer life. I go to my 30-minute prayer time and nothing happens. But I stick it out anyway, as best I can. It seems like sheer willpower (and invisible grace) against everything else. “Well, I have nothing better to do for the next 47 years, Lord. I'll wait it out like this, if that's what you want.” I am frustrated. This is a great question,... Read More

Interview with Fr Jacques Philippe on prayer and “Time for God”

January 9, 2010 by  
Filed under Books, Dan Burke, Meditation, Mental Prayer, Prayer

After all the interest generated by our recommendation of Father Philippe's book, “Time for God,” we thought you might be interested in a recent interview with Father Philippe by Carrie Gress for Zenit.org. In this interview, Father Philippe discusses the simple precepts of interior prayer, common misconceptions and the fruit that can be expected when added to the sacramental life. You... Read More

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