Dan Burke and Melissa Elson answer questions on the importance of saints in prayer life, teaching children to pray, and spontaneous prayer, and some aspects of meditation as they reflect on the book “Finding God Through Meditation” by St Peter of Alcantara.
What does St Peter of Alcantara teach about preparation for meditation? Why is posture during prayer important? How do Christian traditions differ from eastern, non-Christian traditions on prayer posture?
Are we required to kneel during Mass? Why is our posture in prayer important? Answers to these questions and tips for overcoming difficulties in prayer. Dan and Melissa answer questions from listeners.
How to begin a new prayer routine. The key points to successfully developing a prayer habit. Reflections on the book Finding God Through Meditation.
What is “centering prayer”? And, should I be practicing it? Is prayer necessary for salvation? Dan Burke and Melissa Elson reflect on the book “Finding God Through Meditation”.
Where do distractions in prayer come from? How can we know if they are good or bad? What does St Peter of Alcántara teach about meditation and transitions in prayer? Dan and Melissa discuss the book Finding God Through Meditation.
What do prayer and silence have to do with each other? How does this differ from centering prayer? And, what stages of prayer can we reach on our own? Learn from Connie Rossini as she explores Teresa of Avila’s teachings in Part II of this three-part series.