Asking the Father: A Study of the Prayer of Petition

By Gabriel Daly, O.S.A.

Asking the Father tries to come to grips with some of the questions and difficulties which can arise for critically minded believers when they stop to ask what they are doing when they ask God for favours.Prayer of Petition is a remarkably effective test of our attitude to God. What, for example, would be the point of subscribing to a sound understanding of the God revealed in Jesus Christ, if in prayer we were approaching God, unconsciously perhaps, as a capricious tyrant?

Gabriel Daly OSA, has made the study and teaching his life's work - especially in the Milltown Institute, the Irish School of Ecumenics, and Trinity College Dublin. Gabriel is also the author of the very well reviewed The Church: Always in Need of Reform.

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