The liturgy and the Bible teach us many great prayers that people have been memorizing for centuries, but we rarely think about the roots of those prayers and what else they might reveal about Our Lord. Today Michael talks with author Shane Kapler about the Jewish roots of our Catholic prayer tradition and how even the most seemingly-basic prayers offer us a glimpse of God’s great love and how we can increase our love for Him. As well, Shane offers some encouraging words for praying through suffering and how to pray when the words just won’t come out.
Shane Kapler is an evangelist and author who has written numerous articles and several books. You can find about his books and speaking events by visiting his site, Explaining Christianity From Its Center, as well his articles here on Catholic Exchange.
Books we mentioned in the podcast:
- Through, With, and In Him: The Prayer Life of Jesus and How to Make It Our Own by Shane Kapler
- The God Who is Love: Explaining Christianity From Its Center by Shane Kapler
- Memorize the Reasons!: Defending the Faith with the Catholic Art of Memory by Kevin Vost
- Chiara Corbella Petrillo: A Witness to Joy by Simone Troisi, Cristiana Paccini
- True Devotion to Mary by St. Louis de Montfort
- Commentary on the Letter of Saint Paul to the Hebrews by St. Thomas Aquinas