Help Me Pray: Learning from the Saints by Louise Perrotta
You know I can't resist a book about saints!
This is a book nearly entirely composed of quotations from saints and other holy people. Each chapter begins with a short introduction by Louise Perrotta followed by page after page of quotations gleaned from what must have been hundreds or thousands of sources.
There are quotes here that will aid every person, something to speak to the individual situation of everyone. I was inspired and prodded again and again while reading with hints, suggestions, and exhortations. Quotes from saints who excelled at praying and those who struggled with it.
The chapters cover a broad range of topics: attitude, habits, what to say, how to focus, times to pray, and Scripture. I read the book from beginning to end, but it would be nearly as worthy an exercise to simply pick it up and open it to any page for wisdom or inspiration.
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