Difficulties in Mental Prayer

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Scepter Publishers, 1997 - Meditation - 172 pages
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Long beloved of Catholics worldwide, this book helps you conquer the obstacles that confront most people when they begin to try to pray regularly. Eugene Boylan discusses the nature and ways of prayer, the difficulties that you're likely to face if you don't pray, the purpose of meditation, and more. He examines all this not from a theoretical standpoint, but from the perspective of the individual Catholic who's trying to pray better. As such, this book offers you solid encouragement to press on in prayer.
 

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Contents

Preface
9
Introduction
15
The Powers of the Soul
21
Discursive Prayer
25
Modifying the Method
31
Sources of Difficulty in Prayer
37
Toward Affective Prayer
45
Affective Prayer
53
The Prayer of the Priest
93
The Indwelling Spirit of Adoption
101
Our Identification with Jesus
109
The Growth of Jesus within Us
117
EmmanuelGod with Us
123
Assets and Liabilities
129
The Prayer of Faith
137
Many Are Called
147

Further Developments
59
Goodness of Life
65
Prayer and the Spiritual Life
73
The Path of Progress
79
The Difficulties of Not Praying
87
Conclusion
155
THE PURPOSE OF MEDITATION
165
BIBLIOGRAPHICAL NOTE
169
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