In the tradition of his popular Bible study devotional The Better Part, Fr. John Bartunek offers these stirring meditations to guide you in the way of mental prayer―the prayer of the saints. This practical companion will help you actively engage in this essential form of prayer and cultivate a true friendship with Christ. It will also teach you to rest in God’s love and receive healing, grace, peace, and joy during this sacred season.
Fr. Bartunek’s brief, power-packed reflections, focusing on Lenten themes from true fasting to carrying your cross to overcoming fear and temptation, will help you structure your prayer, grow in faith, and experience renewal. They will also enable you to follow the Holy Spirit’s lead along the path to holiness, encounter the Real Presence of our Lord more fully, and cultivate a greater love of neighbor in your heart. Features include:
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 your 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
Tips for persevering in prayer during difficult times and making resolutions
Every saint and renowned spiritual director throughout the ages has said the same thing: if we desire to become saints, we must spend time daily in meditation. This life-changing book will irrigate the soil of your soul and enliven your faith, giving you a heightened spiritual maturity and a greater share in the abundant life. This volume―the first of three―also contains a resource list, including a video series, for further spiritual direction and support.