The Importance of Mental Prayer

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How is mental prayer different from meditation? Or are they same? This lesson discusses how to begin meditating on Sacred Scripture, why it is important to do so, and some of the many varieties of meditation. Discussion Questions Answer these … Continued

Should You Pray the Rosary?

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Now that we’ve covered the basics, we will spend the last 4 lessons digging more deeply into how to grow in prayer. We start by learning why we should pray the Rosary and how to improve our praying of it. … Continued

The Categories of Christian Prayer

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When we understand the different categories of Christian prayer, we can begin to talk about the importance of each. This lesson presents three ways that theologians traditionally divide types of prayer. Discussion Questions Answer these questions in our private Forum: How … Continued

What Makes Prayer Christian?

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Prayer or meditation (or both) are found in every religion. What makes Christian prayer unique? We discuss some problematic prayer practices to get at the heart of what it means to pray as a Christian. Discussion Questions Answer these questions … Continued

Does God Answer Every Prayer?

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Sometimes it seems that God ignores our prayers or even turns His back on us when we ask for something we truly need. How can we make our prayers more efficacious? Discussion Questions Answer these questions in our private Forum: Share … Continued

Why is Prayer so Important?

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In this lesson, we discuss Mary and Martha and the “one thing necessary.” How do we balance prayer and good works? What about the duties of our state in life or vocation? Can we really serve God if we do … Continued