Healing Prayer: Practical Mysticism and St Ignatius' Spiritual Excerises

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Author: Horn, Fr John
Publisher: Cedar House Pages: 244
Binding: Paperback
Code: IPF005 Series: The Institute for Priestly Formation

Our world, often more than it realizes, has a crying need for healing. Many people these days sense that something within them is askew, but they often fail to find or recognize the problem. This book tries to discern the issue before something falls apart, or even crashes. Such an aid to people in certain situations provides healing, not just for the hurting individual, but also for our society and culture.

Healing Prayer is a necessary aid to all who guide others in a life of prayer, especially spiritual directors and pastors. The first four chapters describe personal experiences of healing mystical prayer from women and men who have reflected upon their time praying through the Spiritual Exercises, a spiritual classic authored by St. Ignatius Loyola. The remaining chapters discuss the implications of healing prayer, practical mysticism, everyday prayer and discernment, Ignatian spiritual direction, and more.

With the hope of encouraging regular biblically-based prayer, this work invites both general readers and pastoral leaders into personal reflection that can enhance their understanding of discernment and healing as spiritual gifts.