Beginning to Pray, by Archbishop Anthony Bloom (Audio)
If you think you already know how to pray, listen to this book, Beginning to Pray, by Anthony Bloom, and read by Paul Smith, and think again. (Length: 2.5 Hours)
Beginning to Pray has established itself as a modern spiritual classic. Hailed by both Catholics and Protestants, it was written by an Orthodox Archbishop for people who had never prayer before and has been read and loved by persons at all levels of spiritual development. If you think you already know how to pray, listen to this book and think again.
Read Anthony Bloom On:
The Absence of God - "The fact that God can make himself present or can leave us with the sense of His absence is part of this live and real relationship."
Knocking at the Door - "We must stand before God without trying to give Him a shape or to imprison Him in concepts and images, and we must knock at a door."
Going Inward - "If you are inattentive to the words you pronounce, if your heart does not respond to them, or if your life is not turned in the same direction as your prayer, it will not reach out 'Godwards.'"
Managing Time - "I think we must do exercises in stopping time and in standing in the present. In this 'now' which is my present and which is also the intersection of eternity with time."
Addressing God -"There will come a moment when the door will open, but then you must have a name for God. You must be able to say a word that shows that it is you who have been in search of Him..."
Metropolitan Anthony reveals the true depth and meaning of our communication with God.