Adventures in Daily Prayer

Experiencing the Power of God’s Love

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For the past forty-five years, beloved author Bert Ghezzi has begun each day with prayer. At first he had to work at doing it consistently, but eventually he couldn't imagine starting his day without it. Through his discovery of the gift of daily prayer, he came to see God's connection with us as a bountiful and permanent act of love.

In this delightful book Ghezzi shares his adventures in prayer, offering readers a winsome invitation to experience the promise and power of this faithful daily practice. For those who have struggled at cultivating a strong prayer life, he provides practical help for overcoming obstacles. He also covers how to pray, praying for and with others, and persevering in prayer. The book includes questions for further reflection and group discussion at the end of each chapter.


"At the risk of seeming to have engaged in an extravagant statement, I still venture to say that not one of us presently writing about religion in this country is better equipped by experience, skill, and devotion to write about prayer than is Bert Ghezzi. He lives what he speaks, and he speaks what he lives very, very well."--Phyllis Tickle, author of Prayer Is a Place and The Great Emergence

"Bert Ghezzi brings the tradition home to this generation. Through his books he has helped us to know the saints, know the sacraments, know the cross--and know ourselves as we stand before God. When Bert writes about Catholic matters, they seem self-evident. He brings lofty truths down to earth."--Scott Hahn, author of The Lamb's Supper and Rome Sweet Home

"Bert Ghezzi has written yet another superb book to help us become people of deeper prayer. Bert opens not only the treasures of the church but also the treasures of his own heart. I feel challenged and encouraged by his Adventures in Daily Prayer and you will too. No matter where you are in your own 'adventure' with God, this book will inspire you to grow!"--Patti Gallagher Mansfield, leader of Catholic Charismatic Renewal; author of As by a New Pentecost

"This is a fine little book, wise and tender and filled with grace."--Dean Koontz, bestselling suspense novelist

"In Adventures in Daily Prayer, Bert Ghezzi answers the questions we all have about how and why we should pray via his own lifelong prayer journey. Readers will be grateful for this helpful and engaging book."--Amy Welborn, author of The Words We Pray: Discovering the Richness of Catholic Prayer

"Another great book by Bert Ghezzi! In this book, Bert once again takes a common-sense approach to guiding people in their relationships to God. He uses many of his own experiences to illustrate how praying is more natural than breathing. If you want to grow in your spiritual life, read this book, implement some of its suggestions, and you will be on your way."--Fr. Larry Richards, founder, The Reason for Our Hope Foundation; pastor, St. Joseph Church Bread of Life Community

"When we pray, we join a chorus of voices from all Christian traditions that harmoniously transcend our denominational differences. My friend Bert Ghezzi has given us a practical guide to voice lessons for those who are wanting to raise their hearts to God. Impeccably researched, authentically lived, and engagingly written, this guide will appeal to Catholics and Protestants alike. I could not recommend a book--or a person--more highly."--Ken Gire, author of Moments with the Savior, Windows of the Soul, and The Weathering Grace of God

"Bert Ghezzi is recognized as a popular speaker and successful author. His most recent work, Adventures in Daily Prayer, provides helpful insight into what is so well described as our conversation with God. This engaging book is rooted in sacred Scripture and our Catholic tradition, and should serve as an inspiration to many people who strive to enrich their prayer life."--Most Reverend Donald W. Wuerl, STD, Archbishop of Washington

The Author

  1. Bert Ghezzi
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    Bert Ghezzi

    Bert Ghezzi (PhD, University of Notre Dame) is a popular speaker and columnist. He is the author or editor of numerous books, including The Heart of a Saint: Ten Ways to Grow Closer to God and The Sign of the Cross: Recovering the Power of the...

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"Adventures in Daily Prayer is a book to be experienced, not simply read. With topics such as praying in the Spirit and relying on God, it has the potential to lead to a richer, more rewarding prayer time for anyone seeking to draw near to God. It could also serve well as a study guide for prayer groups."--Eilene Ishler, Christian Retailing

"[Ghezzi] is long on insight. 'But,' you might ask, 'what more can be written about personal prayer?' Well, prepare yourself to be humbled my friend; I know I was. . . . [Bert] shares the tried and tested principles that have sustained him in prayer for over 45 years, through the highs and lows common to us all. The element that really set this work apart for me was Bert's conviction that all of us are meant to hear from God--it's just a matter of making a commitment to remain within earshot of Him. The rest of the book gives the simple, clear-cut ways to do exactly that. . . . Bert is quite transparent regarding shortcomings in his temperament and mistakes he has made, and how God continues to challenge and correct him. It is an exceptional testimony to how prayer is a gift meant for our enrichment, not God's. . . . If you are just setting out on the adventure of daily prayer, then I honestly can't think of a better book with which to start. And if, like me, you've been on this road a few years and need to take stock of where you're at, then here is your GPS. No dry theory here folks--it's all tread marks on asphalt."--Shane Kapler, Catholic Exchange