Prayer For Beginners

by Peter Kreeft

Paperback, 2000



Call number

242 KRE



Call number

242 KRE




Peter Kreeft brings his unique insights to this most important area of our spiritual lives. He claims he himself is still a beginner in prayer, and this book is for all those, like him, who feel that they are not good at praying but desire to become much better at it. Thus, Kreeft offers simple, but profound advice and practical steps for developing a prayer life based on the time-tested wisdom of the saints and great spiritual writers, especially the principles found in Brother Lawrence's classic, The Practice of the Presence of God. In short, straight-forward and unsentimental chapters, Kreeft covers all the key areas for understanding and developing that intimate form of communication with our Creator that we call prayer. He covers such areas as the necessity of prayer, various motives and methods, steps, patience, suffering, sin, faith, and grace.… (more)


Ignatius Press (2000), 125 pages

Original publication date



0898707757 / 9780898707755





(20 ratings; 4.1)

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LibraryThing member allenkeith
This is an excellent book for both the beginner and the more advanced. Like most others of Peter Kreeft's books it is written with both clarity and cogency. He gets to the point. There are 18 very brief chapters that draw you along from one chapter to the next. Even the most experienced will have a gain by reading this book. If it's not a classic he may become one as it ought.… (more)
LibraryThing member nicholasjjordan
Exactly as the title promises, for beginners and for helping people begin praying. This is a beautiful and perfect little book, one of those you can't read slowly enough. I drew on it to lead a church small group in developing disciplined prayer habits.

One little warning: hard-line Protestants may find it too Catholic. Purgatory and Mary and the saints all show up early. But that really shouldn't dissuade you from a great little book.… (more)


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