Psalms as the School of Prayer according to St. Augustine

Marta Ziółkowska


The paper presents selected aspects of St. Augustine’s teaching on petition prayer. In the paper’s first part the dialogic structure of the prayer is described. The second part exhibits the role of heart in prayer. In the third part the dynamics of prayer is presented based on division between answered and unanswered prayers. The paper’s last part describes supernatural direction of prayers to their proper subject which is God himself.


Augustine of Hippo, God, man, human, dialogue, dialogical, prayer, petition prayer, petitions, heart


Ziółkowska, M. (2012). Psalms as the School of Prayer according to St. Augustine. Verbum Vitae, 22, 203–213.

Marta Ziółkowska


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