A No-Excuses Guide to Strengthening Your Relationship with God
Author: Michael St. Pierre
Foreword by: Chris Lowney
What if prayer could become one of the most rewarding and meaningful aspects of your whole life? What if you could use the skills productive people use to help you pray?
Michael St. Pierre, executive director of the Catholic Campus Ministry Association and a productivity expert, shares five habits that you can use to help you gain confidence in your prayer and strengthen your relationship with God.
Catholics are taught that prayer is necessary to live their faith, but many sincere Mass-goers find it almost impossible to pray consistently. They know that prayer is at the core of a relationship with God, but many still don’t have a clue about how to go about integrating prayer into their everyday lives. As a result, their confidence level related to prayer is low.
St. Pierre began his own journey to prayer as a young adult, stumbling through the Rosary with uncertainty and frustration. Only when he decided to show up and do his best did he begin to build a consistent habit of prayer. After he started studying human productivity, he realized that some of the same principles could apply to the spiritual life. In his first book, The 5 Habits of Prayerful People, St. Pierre shares his unique and practical approach that will teach you how make prayer part of your everyday life.
You will learn how to cultivate the habits of:
- passion and pursuit
- preparation and planning
- persistence and perseverance
Written in the tone and style of a popular business book, St. Pierre shares inspirational success and instructional failure as he helps readers to stop procrastinating and unlock the doors to a fruitful conversation with God.
Paperback. 128 pages.
"Busy people will find encouragement for building a habit of prayer."
"Here is the witness of an incredibly busy administrator who has still found ways to make prayer and personal growth a priority in his life. With humility and humor, St. Pierre encourages each and every one of us to do the same. Busy people everywhere will find encouragement for building a habit of prayer in their lives."
- Ann M. Garrido
Author of Redeeming Administration and Redeeming Conflict
"Mike’s spot-on insights into practical engagement in prayer is clear, well written, and respectful of the awesome prayer tradition of our Church. The 5 Habits of Prayerful People has offered me new insights for my own life of prayer that I will make sure to share with others."
- Rev. Michael T. Martin, O.F.M. Conv.
Director of Catholic campus ministry at Duke University
"Wisdom and insight."
"This book brings wisdom and insight into the challenges, the joys, and the rewards of personal prayer."
- Rev. Michael White
Coauthor of Rebuilt
"It brings your daily productivity to your daily prayers."
"What if you could take the smartest tactics from everyday work and apply them to your faith? Mike St. Pierre's book does just that—it brings your daily productivity to your daily prayers."
- Laura Stack
President and CEO of The Productivity Pro