Prayer Works!

Getting a Grip on Catholic Spirituality

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Maybe you’ve read stories about millionaires who travel to Tibet to learn how to meditate. Maybe you know someone visited a monastery for a couple weeks to learn how to pray. Maybe you don’t have that kind of money or spare time. But you still want to learn to pray.

Don’t worry. You don’t need money or a monastery. You have this book, a sense of humor, and God’s grace. You’re ready to pray.

Prayer is how we talk with God. The Bible says we should do it constantly. Jesus said it’s the one thing we need to do. Your soul was made to be in conversation with God. Nobody knows you better. Nobody cares more about you.

The good news is that prayer isn’t something exotic or esoteric — not when Matthew Leonard talks about it. He makes the methods manageable.

So if you’ve never read a book on prayer, you’ve got the right one. And if you’ve read lots of books on prayer, you’ve still got the right one. It has laugh-out-loud humor, great storytelling, and rock-solid instruction. Prayer Works! is fun and fast-paced. It will put you on your knees — after you’re finished slapping them. This is authentic Catholic spirituality presented in a way you've never encountered before.

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"Prayer Works! is a joyful announcement that work, family life, friends and chores don t have to keep you from prayer. They can all be invitations to prayer. Matthew Leonard, in an engaging style, shows how ancient Catholic prayer traditions still meet the needs of today’s Catholics."

Cardinal Donald Wuerl
Archbishop of Washington
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  • ISBN: 978-1-612787800
  • Product Code: MLPRWO
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Splendid
Matt Leonard's new book is a splendid overview of the spiritual life from a Catholic perspective. The author has a bundle of gifts to offer readers: his writing is bright and clear; his sense of humor will make your abs ache; and his passion for helping others get closer to God is palpable throughout. I guarantee you will walk away from this book with a new understanding of prayer and a new desire to live in deeper communion with the Lord.
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Not many books succeed in educating you, evangelizing you, and entertaining you - all at the same time. This one does.
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An excellent guide to prayer
This is a great book for those who are just starting their adventure in prayer and for those who need a reminder of what is important about prayer: giving God the space to speak. Matt combines his knowledge, experiences, and humor to make this a very readable book. There are hundreds of books written on prayer but this is the book not to miss. Start here.
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Inspiring and entertaining!
I highly recommend this book to anyone who struggles with prayer. I found myself laughing out loud at the humor Matthew Leonard uses to paint a picture to explain his points. One can tell that this writer has a strong prayer life and wants to share it!
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Calling all Catholics who REALLY want to pray
I listen to Matthew Leonard's podcast every chance I get - they are amazing. This is how I found this book. God has given this amazing man the ability to communicate how to be a Catholic is a most loving and witty way. Thank you Matthew for teaching me.
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