By Jacques Philippe
Many people today are thirsty for God and feel a desire for an intense, personal prayer life that is deep and ongoing. But they encounter obstacles that prevent them from following the path seriously, and especially from persevering on it. Time for God was written with these desires and difficulties in mind.
In Time for God, author Jacques Philippe mainly concentrates on mental prayer: prayer that consists of facing God in solitude and silence for a time in order to enter into intimate, loving communion with him. Practicing this kind of prayer regularly is considered by all spiritual masters to be an indispensable path that gives access to genuine Christian life—a path to knowing and loving God that empowers us to respond to his call to holiness addressed to each individual.
Philippe draws on years of experience as a spiritual guide to illuminate the fundamental principles of mental prayer and describes some common mistakes and misconceptions that can lead it astray. With simplicity and clarity he explains the foundational principles for a healthy prayer life and gives advice for overcoming the various obstacles that arise when one sets off on the path of interior prayer.
This little book is a wonderful guide to prayer for all people with practical advice that is relevant to all people, no matter where they are on their spiritual path.
A practical and helpful guidebook on prayer
Posted by Unknown on 23rd May 2013
Father Philippe reminds us to include God in our daily lives and that we should pray with faith, fidelity, and perseverance. He includes helpful quotes from St. Teresa of Avila and St. John of the Cross. Some topics of prayer that Father Philippe discusses are: fruitfulness, dryness, determination, distractions, humility, and the need for time and a place for prayer.