God and You: Prayer as a Personal Relationship

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Paulist Press, 1987 - Religion - 83 pages
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Prayer is first and foremost a personal relationship and that the most fruitful prayer is that builds upon and enhances relationship. It shows us how we can develop an intimate relationship with God.
 

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Drawing on Barry's experience as a Jesuit and a spiritual director, this reflects the Ignatian approach to spirituality, with its active use of imaginative faculties, in contrast, say, to Basil ... Read full review

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Contents

Preface
9
Prayer as Conscious Relationship
11
Getting To Know God
16
Contemplating Scripture
22
Developing Our Relationship with God
27
Images of God and Prayer
32
Imagination and Prayer
40
Emotions and Prayer
47
How To Begin Where To Pray
56
Answers to Prayer
61
Doctrine and Prayer
65
The Effects of Prayer
71
Spiritual Direction
75
Conclusion
79
Annotated Bibliography
81
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William A. Barry, S.J., & William J. Connolly, S.J., were two of the six co-founders of the Center for Religious Development in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in 1971. The center was one of the first to offer year-long specialized training in spiritual direction. Both authors now reside at Campion Center, Weston, Massachusetts.

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