In The Prayer We Offer, the final book in the four-volume Pillars of Faith series, renowned pastor and teacher Msgr Peter J Vaghi illuminates sacripture, the Catechism, and the writings of Pope Benedict XVI to help readers begin or deepen their life of prayer.
Vaghi guides readers in an exploration of the practice of Christian prayer, starting from the perspective that prayer is Gods gift to his people. Following the outline of the fourth section of the Catechism of the Catholic Church, he explores the Old Testament roots of prayer, Jesus as the Master Teacher of prayer, and Jesus own prayer life – especially during Holy Thursday and Good Friday. Vaghi guides readers into the riches of prayer and offers practical guidance for overcoming common obstacles to conversation with God. Chapters are also devoted to the Rosary and the Our Father.
The Prayer We Offer is an ideal resource for:
Adult faith formation directors and teachers
Directors of Religious Education
Monsignor Peter J Vaghi is pastor of the Church of the Little Flower in Bethesda, Maryland, and a priest of the Archdiocese of Washington. He received seminary and theological training at the Pontifical North American College and Gregorian University, both in Rome. Also a graduate of University of Virginia Law School, Vaghi practiced law for many years and remains a member of the Virginia State Bar and the District of Columbia Bar. Vaghi serves as chaplain of the John Carroll Society, a group of professional men and women in service of the Archbishop of Washington. He is the author of the Pillars of Faith series, which currently includes The Faith We Profess and The Sacraments We Celebrate, and The Commandments We Keep. He has written a number of articles for America, Priest, and Our Sunday Visitor. He has also a contributed to two collections of writings on priestly spirituality: Behold Your Mother and Born of the Eucharist.