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The Handy Little Guide to Prayer

The Handy Little Guide to Prayer by Barb Szyszkiewicz is a helpful companion for anyone who wants to delve deeper into the spiritual life. The author offers an abundance of ways to draw closer to God.

From meditating on Scripture to painting religious images, Szyszkiewicz provides a number of creative methods for communicating with--and receiving from--the Lord.

The author uses this quote from Saint Therese of Lisieux to capture the beautiful simplicity of prayer: "I have not the courage to look through books for beautiful prayers...I do as children who have not learned to read--I simply tell Our Lord all that I want, and he always understands."

I found the booklet's recommendations on dealing with distractions in prayer to be especially effective, and plan to incorporate the tips into my daily prayer life.

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