The Prayer We Offer

The Prayer We Offer

A Catholic Guide to Communion with God 

Author: Peter J. Vaghi

Foreword by: Cardinal Seán O'Malley, O.F.M. Cap.

Price: $12.95

Format: Paperback

Pages: 160

Trim size: 5.5 x 8.5 inches

ISBN: 978-1-59471-294-4

Imprint: Ave Maria Press

On-sale date: February 20, 2012

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In The Prayer We Offer, the final book in the four-volume Pillars of Faith series, renowned Washington, DC, pastor and teacher Msgr. Peter J. Vaghi illuminates scripture, the Catechism, and the writings of Pope Benedict XVI to help readers begin or deepen their life of prayer.

Vaghi guides readers in an exploration of the practice of Christian prayer, starting from the perspective that prayer is God’s gift to his people. Following the outline of the fourth section of the Catechism of the Catholic Church, he explores the Old Testament roots of prayer, Jesus as the Master Teacher of prayer, and Jesus’ own prayer life—especially during Holy Thursday and Good Friday. Vaghi guides readers into the riches of prayer and offers practical guidance for overcoming common obstacles to conversation with God. Chapters are also devoted to the Rosary and the Our Father.

The Prayer We Offer is an ideal resource for:

  • RCIA candidates
  • Adult faith formation directors and teachers
  • Directors of Religious Education
  • Catechists
  • Religion teachers


"A new appreciation of prayer."

“Msgr. Vaghi draws skillfully on his extensive experience as a pastor and teacher to help readers come to a new appreciation of prayer—first and foremost in the Eucharist, but also prayer in all the rich communal and personal expressions that our Catholic faith offers us.”

Cardinal Seán O’Malley
Archbishop of Boston

"An inspiring and accessible guide."

“If you are looking for an inspiring and accessible guide to prayer, The Prayer We Offer is the place to go.”

Rev. Alfred McBride, O. Praem.
Author of Staying Faithful Today

"Practical wisdom and reflective questions."

“With its practical wisdom and reflective questions, this book will help many to embrace the call to ‘pray always.’”

Donna Orsuto
Pontifical Gregorian University Director
The Lay Centre at Foyer Unitas

"Valuable contribution to Catholic spirituality."

"Msgr. Vaghi has performed a genuine service in this book. The Prayer We Offer provides us with encouragement and guidance in coming to an experiential knowledge of the realities the Catechism teaches. This is a valuable contribution to Catholic spirituality."

Rev. Francis Martin
Professor Emeritus
Dominican House of Studies

"A treasure."

“With this fourth book in the Pillars of the Faith series, Msgr. Peter Vaghi has prepared a treasure that renders a great service to those learning about prayer, those who guide them, and those who would like a comprehensive survey of Catholic teaching and traditions of prayer. Guiding our walk with God, The Prayer We Offer will become a textbook for seminarians, RCIA candidates, and students of authentic Catholic piety.”

Archbishop Timothy P. Broglio
Archbishop for the Military Services, USA

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