Fr. John Bartunek, L.C. presents these stirring reflections to lead you in the direction of mental prayer—the prayer of the saints—in the style of his well-known Bible study devotional The Better Part. You can actively pray in your mind with the aid of this helpful companion, and you can develop a close relationship with Christ. You will learn how to receive healing, grace, peace, and joy during this holy season by learning to rest in God's love.You will improve in reading, reflecting on, comprehending, and applying the Gospels to your life as Fr. Bartunek dissects the Scriptures from Ash Wednesday through Easter Sunday. These succinct, impactful thoughts centre on themes associated with Lent, such as overcoming fear and temptation, experiencing renewal, and carrying one's Cross. The closer you get to God via this praying experience, the more deeply and personally He will get close to you.
This book will act as a trigger in your life to help you personalize your periods of prayer and meditation on each page. You can experience the Real Presence of our Lord, follow the Holy Spirit's guidance on the road to holiness, and develop a deeper love of neighbour by using this life-changing tool. There are helpful hints for creating a sacred time and place for prayer as well as a straightforward and detailed structure for prayer. Features consist of:
- A three-step guide to daily mental prayer with short explanations
- The five R method for meditative prayer (Who knew it could be so easy?)
- Daily inspirations from Scripture and the saints to stir the thirsty heart in prayer
- Reflections to help you develop a truly personal relationship with God
- Introspective questions to help you converse with God and “go deeper” in your faith journey
- How to persevere in prayer even during difficult times and make resolutions
Daily prayer and meditation keep your faith alive, supple, and relevant. It irrigates the soil of your spirit, increasing your portion of the abundant existence. Your relationship with God will always open up new vistas on your spiritual journey. Every saint and respected spiritual guide over the ages has expressed the same thing: if we want to become saints, we must meditate every day.
There is also a resource list, including a video series, that will provide more guidance, fortify you on your spiritual journey, and allow you to follow the Holy Spirit's lead with greater certainty.