Praying on Empty A Guide to Rediscovering your Prayerful Self

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A Guide to Rediscovering your Prayerful Self
Praying on Empty

You used to pray. You felt connected to God and enveloped by divine love. Then something happened and it all became dry. You lost the sense of God’s presence. You went through the motions, but it felt forced. Maybe you stopped praying altogether.

Don’t panic, says Kathleen Glavich. Some of the holiest and greatest saints experienced these dry stretches, and it might be what she calls a “grace in disguise.” Here you can explore some of the reasons people experience aridity in prayer, and discover coping strategies you can use right away.

Each chapter offers questions to ponder, and—yes, prayers—to help you express your thoughts and feelings. Infused with stories of saints and everyday folks who’ve been there, this reassuring book can serve as a map through the desert toward spiritual growth and “ultimately to God, our Creator, who at times plays hide-and seek.”

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Format: Paperback book
Product code: TT852654
Dimensions: 5½" x 8½"
Length: 112 pages
Twenty-Third Publications
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Written by Sr. Mary Kathleen Glavich, SND


Praying on Empty is a wise, upbeat, and practical guide for anyone who experiences difficulties at prayer (and who doesn’t?). The book is chock-full of bright suggestions that will jump-start your prayer life.
Bert Ghezzi, author of The Power of Daily Prayer


Mary Kathleen Glavich, SND, is an editor, speaker, and the author of eighty-plus books on religious education and spirituality, including a novel, The Fisherman's Wife: The Gospel According to St. Peter's Spouse.  A Sister of Notre Dame, of Chardon, Ohio, she was a pastoral associate at St. Dominic Church in Shaker Heights, Ohio. She has taught every grade from first to twelfth and has been vocation director for her community and for the Cleveland Diocese. Learn more about Sr. Kathleen at

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