Prayerfulness: Awakening to the Fullness of Life
Author: Robert J. Wicks
Foreword by: Joyce Rupp
Now in paperback, Prayerfulness: Awakening to the Fullness of Life, by Robert J. Wicks—therapist, speaker, and bestselling author of Riding the Dragon—examines what it means to live fully in the present moment, with eyes wide open to life and to God. Blending insights from Christian contemplative practice and contemporary psychology, Wicks introduces what he calls “prayerfulness,” a way of being truly in the present to experience God and life in dynamic new ways.
Drawing from classic and contemporary spiritual writing, Wicks explores seven steps to growth in prayerfulness, including creating simple rituals, honoring life’s fragility, facing difficulties directly, and befriending anger. Thirty days of reflections, quotations, and questions also guide readers to form or strengthen a practice of daily prayer. A special feature is an innovative "spiritual mindfulness" questionnaire, a set of thirty open-ended questions that lead to a clearer sense of how present one is to daily life. Filled with practical wisdom and rooted in sound psychological principles, Prayerfulness is a clear and simple manual to living fully in the present moment.