Life of Prayer presents Benedict XVI's reflections and analysis of prayer especially through the varieties encountered in the Old and New Testaments.
Through direct or indirect ways, we always find God at the centre - God who speaks, challenges and acts.
In the Old Testament there are many figures who embody a certain type of prayer and intercessions: Abraham, Moses, Elijah, David, among others. In the Psalms we discover a luminous comopendium of content and of forms which reflect the individual and collective experience of a people.
By his example Jesus teaches us how to pray and how to live praying. The New Testament presents a notable variety of states of mind and forms of prayer.
Faith is nourished by prayer. Without prayer fiath crumbles at both the personal and community level since prayer is the irreplaceable bridge that connects humanity to God.