In All Seasons, For All Reasons: Praying Throughout the Year

In All Seasons, For All Reasons: Praying Throughout the Year

by James Martin SJ


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The Christian longing to share anguish, fear, gratitude, and awe has found expression in many forms of prayer, beginning in Scripture and the practices and words of Jesus. Over the centuries many fruitful approaches to prayer have taken hold, but often there is a certain unease about what is right or what is best. In this welcome and welcoming book, Fr. James Martin eases these concerns with thoughtful, practical encouragement about prayer in all of its forms. In All Seasons, For All Reasons is drawn from “Teach Us to Pray,” Fr. Martin’s very popular monthly column in Give Us This Day.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780814645079
Publisher: Liturgical Press, The
Publication date: 08/15/2017
Pages: 88
Sales rank: 286,131
Product dimensions: 4.50(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.25(d)

About the Author

James Martin is a Jesuit priest, editor at large of America, a Consultor to the Vatican’s Secretariat for Communication and author of many books, including Jesus: A Pilgrimage, The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything, and Seven Last Words.

Table of Contents

Teach Us to Pray: An Introduction 11

A Rich Tradition

Praying the Our Father 14

Praying the Hail Mary 15

Praying the Rosary 16

Mary as Patron and Companion 17

Praying with the Saints 18

Examination of Conscience 19

Lectio Divina 20

Resting on a Word 21

Resting in God 22

Centering Prayer 23

The Colloquy 24

Praying with Your Guardian Angel 25

The Mass as Prayer 26

Praying to Become What We Receive 27

Eucharistic Adoration 28

Praying with icons 29

Images of God 30

For All Reasons

The Best Time to Pray 32

Family Prayer 33

Praying with Friends 34

Faith Sharing 35

Spiritual Conversations 36

Journaling 37

Everyday Mysticism 38

Spiritual Direction 39

Christian Retreats 40

Beginning with Gratitude 41

Honesty in Prayer 42

I'm Angry, God! 43

Prayers of Petition 44

Insights in Prayer 45

Pilgrimage as Prayer 46

Nature Prayer 47

Praying for Our Common Home 48

Summertime Prayer 49

Finding God in Ail Things 50

Savoring 51

Joy and Prayer 52

Being a Contemplative in Action 53

Praying as Priest, Prophet, and King 54

God Speaks through Dreams 55

Praying for Mercy 56

Praying to Discern Our Vocations 57

Memories in Prayer 58

Desires in Prayer 59

Distractions in Prayer 60

Dryness in Prayer 61

Praying in Times of Doubt 62

Praying for Our Enemies 65

In All Seasons

Advent and Christinas A Season of Waiting 66

Patience in Prayer 67

No, Less, Yes 68

Praying with the Holy Family 69

Lent, Easter, and Pentecost

Praying during Lent 70

Kindness as Prayer 71

Fasting as Prayer 72

Praying the Stations of the Cross 73

Praying in the Desert 74

Praying with a Contrite Heart 75

Easter Joy 76

Playing to the Risen Christ 77

Neglect the Spirit No Longer 78

More Feast and Seasons

Visiting as Prayer 79

Devoted Hearts 80

Praying with Our Lady of Sorrows 81

November: Not Downbeat at All 82

Grieving in Prayer 83

Afterword 84

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In All Seasons, For All Reasons: Praying Throughout the Year 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
penelopem More than 1 year ago
Great little volume filled with solid ideas aimed at broadening prayer life. Father Martin offers brief, but concise examples. Worth reading over and over.