The Bible and Prayer
It’s no exaggeration to say that prayer and its relationship to the Bible are among the most important topics we can examine. That’s because we come to know God through the Bible, and commune with him through prayer. They’re meant to go together. In fact, an entire section of the Catechism of the Catholic Church is dedicated to prayer. The Church knows that we can’t make it through this life and into heaven without the power of prayer. It is the beginning of a relationship meant to last for an eternity.
The Bible and Prayer explores the human quest for God, unveiling the true nature of prayer: what it is, how it works, and the bountiful blessings available to those who walk the path of intimacy with God. It looks at the prayer lives of the towering figures of salvation history in both the Old and New Testaments showing the different forms our communication with God can take. Decidedly practical, The Bible and Prayer also examines the ins and outs of the three types or modes of prayer every Catholic is called to engage in: vocal prayer, meditation, and contemplation. Lectio Divina, Liturgy of the Hours, and many essential characteristics of prayer are also covered. The study culminates in a study of the prayer life of Jesus Christ, the ultimate example of how to commune with our Father. The goal of The Bible and Prayer is to help Catholics begin a process on earth that leads to nothing less than sharing in the divinity of God in heaven. (2 Pt 1:4)