Prayer is difficult at times and we can often seem unsure of what to say or do. The Church, though, has given us the examples of the saints and many lessons to teach us how to make your prayer life into a conversation with Jesus Christ. Today Michael is joined by Dr. Anthony Lilles, author of Fire From Above and co-founder and Academic Dean of the Avila Institute for Spiritual Formation. While examining the lives of the saints, Dr. Lilles demonstrates the amazing prayer life that is possible so that we can grow in love of Christ even in the midst of difficulty, business, or distraction. This episode will be enlightening for anyone who is asking how they can begin to pray or bring their prayer life to the next level.
- To learn more about prayer and how it can be used as a source of peace and contemplation, check out Dr. Lilles’ latest book, Fire From Above: Christian Contemplation and Mystical Wisdom, which is available from Sophia Institute Press.
- Dr. Anthony Lilles’ work has appeared on Catholic Exchange, which you can find here.
- To find other spiritual resources, check out the Avila Institute for Spiritual Formation as well as SpiritualDirection.com.