Among Women 259: The Care and Feeding of Your Prayer Life

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A mid-summer podcast about one of the most important subjects for a Christian—our prayer life! This topic is dear to my heart and you’ll find many related podcasts (listed below) that I hope you’ll investigate if you have time. The care and feeding of your soul comes from a life of prayer that is coupled with sanctifying grace found in the sacraments, chief among them—the Eucharist. Today’s focus on prayer comes from my conversation with author and blogger, and longtime friend, Barb Szyszkiewicz, who brings us a new book, The Handy Little Guide: PRAYER. 

I recommend Barb’s book not only for yourself, but as a gift for others. It’s short and an economical purchase, too. It’s the latest in The Handy Little Guide Series from Our Sunday Visitor.

In our saint segment, we power up with inspiration, wisdom and advice and drawn from several saints on the how-and-why’s about prayer. So much good stuff, below. Be sure to check out the book and the related podcasts!


Links for this episode:

About Barb Szyszkiewicz:

The Handy Little Guide: Prayer By Barb Szyszkiewicz

Barb’s blog at Franciscan Mom

Barb’s work and writing at

AW 48: Barb and Pat’s convo on the podcast (Oh! So many years ago!) about Barb being a Secular Franciscan

AW 157: Barb’s guest slot on the “Midlife Madres” series


Other shows of related interest:

AW 175: Appointment with God

AW 93: Adoraton of the Blessed Sacrament

AW Espresso Shot 13: My adoration story:

AW 213: Prayer is a personal encounter with Jesus

AW 77 Special edition on Prayer

AW Espresso Shot 8: Praying the Divine Mercy Chaplet with Pat

About Prayer Journaling:

AW 236

AW 239

AW 252


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