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Alive in the Word Prayer Biblical Wisdom for Seeking God

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Alive in the Word
Biblical Wisdom for Seeking God
$5.56 - $7.85

Alive in the Word brings you resources to deepen your understanding of Scripture, offer meaning for your life today, and help you to pray and act in response to God’s word. Use any volume of Alive in the Word in the way best suited to you.

  • For individual learning and reflection, consider this an invitation to prayerfully journal in response to the questions you find along the way. And be prepared to move from head to heart and then to action.
  • For group learning and reflection, arrange for three sessions where you will use the material provided as the basis for faith sharing and prayer. You may ask group members to read each chapter in advance and come prepared with questions answered. In this kind of session, plan to be together for about an hour. Or, if your group prefers, read and respond to the questions together without advance preparation. With this approach, it’s helpful to plan on spending more time for each group session in order to adequately work through each chapter.
  • For a parish-wide event or use within a larger group, provide each person with a copy of this volume, and allow time during the event for quiet reading, group discussion and prayer, and then a final commitment by each person to some simple action in response to what he or she learned.

In prayer not only do we call out to God, but God endlessly calls out to us, enfolding us in mercy, drawing us close in love. Yet prayer can be daunting. We may not be sure where to begin or how to continue. In Prayer, Biblical Wisdom for Seeking God, Michelle Francl-Donnay explores what Scripture teaches us about prayer with insightful commentary on three key passages. The voices of the psalmist, St. Paul, and Jesus are our guides in this rich volume on one of the most essential topics of the spiritual life. Reflection questions and ideas for prayer are included.

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Format: Paperback book
Product code: LP6405
Dimensions: 5.25" x 8.25"
Length: 48 pages
Liturgical Press
ISBN: 9780814664056
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Written by Michelle Francl-Donnay


"Writing with the awareness that we are created as restless seekers who long for God, Michelle Francl-Donnay offers an approach to prayer that is useful for both beginners and those who are ready to go deeper. The background information given on the selected Scripture passages is enhanced with insights from spiritual masters such as Ignatius, Augustine, and Desert Fathers and Mothers as well as thought-provoking questions for reflection. We find in Prayer, Biblical Wisdom for Seeking God a wise spiritual guide and teacher of prayer."
Fr. Jim McBurney, OSA, Provincial Administration, Spiritual Director
"Michelle Francl-Donnay has honed her insight into God's hidden presence in our world in science, study, and contemplation. In Prayer, Biblical Wisdom for Seeking God, she lights the ways of prayer found in the Scriptures. She writes as a friend who has walked the road, but also as one setting out with us as a new adventure. I only wished it were longer!"
Kimberly Hope Belcher, Associate Professor of Theology, University of Notre Dame


Michelle Francl-Donnay is a writer, teacher, wife, and the mother of two adult sons. She is a professor of chemistry at Bryn Mawr College and an adjunct scholar of the Vatican Observatory. Her writing about faith, science, and life can be found at She is the author of Not by Bread Alone: Daily Reflections for Lent 2020, Waiting in Joyful Hope 2020-2021, and is a contributor to Give Us This Day, published by Liturgical Press.