Every page worth reading in new book on prayer

“In 18 chapters, ‘Learning to Pray’ addresses one prayer-related topic after another, and in the end the reader can’t help but be well-informed about the meaning and practice of personal — not liturgical — prayer.”

A day that begins with prayer is a good day, pope says

Prayer is a constant reminder that God is nearby and so, “the problems we face no longer seem to be obstacles to our happiness, but appeals from God, opportunities to encounter him,” Pope Francis said, continuing his series of audience talks about prayer.