A Simple, Life-changing Prayer : Discovering the Power of St. Ignatius Loyola's Examen

A Simple, Life-changing Prayer : Discovering the Power of St. Ignatius Loyola's Examen

Details

Author(s)
Jim Manney
Format
Paperback | 112 pages
Dimensions
130.3 x 178.82 x 8.38mm | 99.79g
Publication date
31 Mar 2011
Publisher
Loyola University Press,U.S.
Publication City/Country
Chicago, United States
Language
English
Edition Statement
First Edition, First ed.
ISBN10
0829435352
ISBN13
9780829435351
Bestsellers rank
70,950

Description

For most people most of the time, prayer is hard. It is especially difficult--not to mention unsatisfying--when people experience it as formal, dry, and repetitious. But what might happen if you discovered a simple prayer that changed all that? What if you discovered a prayer that changed you?

In A Simple, Life-Changing Prayer, Jim Manney introduces Christians to a 500-year-old form of prayer that dramatically altered his perception of prayer and the way he prayed. The prayer is the examen, which St. Ignatius Loyola developed for the purpose of nurturing a reflective habit of mind that is constantly attuned to God's presence. What makes the prayer so powerful is its capacity to dispel any notion that God is somewhere "up there," detached from our day-to-day tasks and concerns. Instead, the examen leads us into a relationship with a God who desires to be personally caught up in the lives of those whom he created.

By following five simple yet powerful steps for praying the examen, we can encounter the God who, as Scripture tells us, "is not far from each one of us"--the God whose presence in our lives can make all the difference in the world.

Also available in Spanish! Una oraciĆ³n sencilla que cambia la vida


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