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This powerful and inspiring prayer book engages readers with the daily scripture readings. You'll use an accessible, six-step process inspired by Ignatian spirituality that will enhance your reading of scripture and provide you with practical applications that will change your heart and enrich your prayer life by making it a natural part of your day. Sacred Reading guides you through the Church's daily gospel readings, asking you to know that God is present; read the gospel; notice what you think and feel; pray for yourself and others; listen to Jesus; and ask God to show you how to live today.
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The Apostleship of Prayer (The Pope's Worldwide Prayer Network) is an international Jesuit prayer ministry that reaches more than 35 million members worldwide through its popular website, ApostleshipofPrayer.org, and through talks, conferences, publications, and retreats such as Hearts on Fire.

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"Sacred Reading offers a superb introduction to Ignatian prayer that anyone can use. Too often Ignatian prayer is seen as something reserved only for Jesuits, for people trained in the Spiritual Exercises, or for those who have time for a directed retreat. But this book, created by experts in the traditions of Ignatian prayer, helps the reader to encounter Jesus through short scripture passages, inviting questions, and accessible reflections. It's an innovative way to be invited, with gentle wisdom, into meeting Jesus in your prayer." --Rev. James Martin, S.J., Author of Jesus: A Pilgrimage "Sacred Reading is an indispensable resource in deepening your prayer and devotional life. Lectio divina will change how you see your relationships--with the Lord, with others, and with yourself. Highly recommended!" --Most Rev. David L. Ricken, Bishop of Green Bay "Sacred Reading is an invaluable companion that cultivates the daily habit of praying with scripture. Learn about God, talk to him, listen to His special message for you, and rest in His presence using the engaging lectio divina format." --Lillian Moore, High school and adult faith formation catechist, St. Joseph Catholic Church, Honey Creek, Texas "Sacred Reading has become a friend in prayer. I find the format particularly engaging as it inspires me to reflect on the Word of God in a prayerful, practical, and personal way." --Hilda Walter, Administrative assistant at Gesu Parish, University Heights, Ohio "I encourage anyone looking to deepen their prayer life to spend time learning this ancient practice, and to come to know a God who dances freely in our imaginations if we will but go there with him." --Tim Muldoon, Author of The Discerning Parent "Communion with God increases dramatically as we grow in knowledge of God's Word. For most people the problem is simply getting started: determining where to begin. A most ancient and venerable practice is lectio divina, scripture reading that is meditation and contemplation but also application. Sacred Reading is an uncommonly useful tool in really getting into scripture in just this way." --Rev. Michael White and Tom Corcoran, Authors of Rebuilt "In just six simple steps, Sacred Reading opens our minds and hearts to scripture in refreshing and profound ways. The daily meditations are clear and concise and yet filled with wisdom and promise. Reading scripture daily is good; reading scripture daily with Sacred Reading as your guide is awesome." --Marge Fenelon, Author of Imitating Mary

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