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A Beginner’s Guide to Prayer: The Orthodox Way to Draw Closer to God
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A Beginner’s Guide to Prayer: The Orthodox Way to Draw Closer to God


Ancient Faith Publishing 2003

Runs on Windows, Mac and mobile.


A Beginner’s Guide to Prayer speaks to the average person on the street who desires a deeper relationship with God, but is unsure how or where to begin. It’s a book written neither for monastics or scholars, but for those everyday believers who are struggling to establish an effective prayer life. Drawing from nearly 2000 years of Orthodox spiritual wisdom, Keiser offers warm, practical, pastoral advice whose genius is to be found in its homespun simplicity and straightforward style.

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Key Features

  • Gives a basic overview of prayer from an Orthodox perspective
  • Uses accessible language and a straightforward style suited to the newcomer
  • Shares insights into beginning and developing your prayer life


  • Why Should I Pray?
  • Beginning Basics
  • Knowledge of the Glory
  • Here There Be Dragons
  • Trench Warfare
  • Honesty
  • Meditation
  • Signs Along the Way
  • Wrapping Up

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About Michael Keiser

Michael Keiser is a convert to the Orthodox faith who was raised in the Western Christian tradition. He has studied in both the Western and Eastern traditions of Christianity, and has been actively involved in evangelism and outreach on behalf of the Orthodox Christian Church. An Orthodox priest for 30 years, he works in the Department of Missions and Evangelism of the Antiochian Archdiocese. During his career he has worked with 28 different congregations in the areas of renewal and growth and established new congregations. Keiser has written five books dealing with worship, spirituality, and an Orthodox philosophy of suffering.