The questions we pose can occasionally be our finest prayers. When dealing with the anguish of abandonment, significant sickness or addiction, the loss of a loved one, or a major calamity, Bishop Robert J. Baker, S.T.D., outlines effective ways to pray.
When we turn to God in humility and ask genuine questions like, "Why me, Lord? Why now? When will this anguish cease, my God?," and "How can I possible get through this," he emphasizes how we grow. Despite our despondency or lack of understanding, Prayers of Desperation guides us through the chaos and aids us in firmly putting our confidence and trust in God. God will respond when we start the conversation in prayer that Bishop Baker so tenderly conveys.
Both individuals who are just starting their quest for meaning in life and those who are further along on their spiritual path will find great value in this engrossing, consoling, and simple to read prayer and meditation book.
Bishop Baker skillfully leads you to the heart of your relationship with God by providing:
- Solutions to help you unite your sufferings to those of Christ, including a stirring meditation on His Passion
- An understanding of the Real Presence that will enlighten you, inspire you with charity, and rid you of anxieties
- A solid answer and guidance to the question of what God’s plan is for your life
- Lessons from St. Teresa of Calcutta’s real-life experiences on the question “Where are you, God?”
- The spiritually intense avenues for human-divine encounters that bring you God’s healing
- Explanations on why the Holy Mass, sacramentals, and devotions are key tools for getting your existential questions answered
You will also discover helpful methods for overcoming unforeseen or undesirable circumstances and the appropriate attitude with which to pray the "How?" prayer. Additionally, when you turn to God for guidance, inspiration, and knowledge, you will develop the self-assurance and capacity to question Him on a daily basis. Most importantly, you will learn who can be saved and how atonement is accomplished.
Each chapter concludes with a prayer, scripture verses, statements from Pope Benedict XVI and St. John Paul II, and a list of readings on the subject.
Asking genuine questions of our Lord does not imply a lack of faith; rather, it allows our hearts to be open to receiving enormous graces and the gift of deeper wisdom through difficult times. God communicates to us and shows the truth of His healing love when we are open to hearing Him, especially during trying times, so that we can affirmatively and confidently respond to Jesus' inquiry: "Who do you say that I am?"