Psalms as the School of Prayer according to St. Augustine


Abstract

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.


Keywords

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


Published : 2015-08-24


Ziółkowska, M. (2015). Psalms as the School of Prayer according to St. Augustine. Verbum Vitae, 22, 203-213. https://doi.org/10.31743/vv.2052

Marta Ziółkowska  naporus@gmail.com




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