The prayers in this book are varied, topical and contemporary. I needed some help with congregational prayers at church and found the prayers chosen in this book were very appropriate for all occasions and situations. It has become a well-worn book in only a few months! Reccommended for church prayers and personal prayer alike.
This book of prayers is ideal for those praying alone or leading intercessions for a larger group and indeed for any situation in between. Subjects include Praise,Special Occasions, Worship, Healing, Death, Quietness, Birthdays,Growing Old....and many more, covering every facet of human life. The prayers are arranged in easy to find sections and are therefore extremely useful when preparing for any type of worship. They are also arranged in alphabetical order, by author and by theme so making it simple to find any sort of prayer you need. As for the prayers themselves the variety is amazing, ranging from those written within the last few years to one written by St. Jerome round about 400AD! The prayers vary in length, language, tradition and style, and whereas some would suit the more mature in years, there are just as many for the younger reader. Prayers for participation are also included with several having simple responses for groups of any size to repeat. There are even hints on how to pray in a variety of situations and how to use the book itself. This book is not just a book of many prayers but also one of many uses and for many people. Buy, search, find and pray!
A lovely book of prayers, some are fairly traditional, but there are others that are lovely in their simplicity as they are written in everyday language. Inspiring and helpful when needing another persons words when you can't find the right ones yourself.
Use it every day. Poetical, relevant, inspirational. Funny, makes the presence of Jesus Christ very real and he is closer now than ever.
I wake up smiling and go to sleep laughing.
He is my best friend and this book helped me through a move and a difficult time, when I was taken to hospital, having inhaled gas when I was asleep for 6 hours. I`m up and recovered and very glad to be alive.
I bought this book for a friend as a gift on the occasion of the blessing of her marriage. She reads the book regularly and has found a great deal of comfort from the book and tells me how relevant the content is to life in general.
I was looking for a book with general prayers in as I am to lead services (C of E). This has very good prayers in different subject and I have found it just the job. I did google the title before I bought it and a site showing an extact came up showing the types of prayers and sample prayers.
I think this is a lovely book. There are prayers for any occasion, and they are easy to read and understand. I use them for private prayer or with Church friends. There is a good list of contents, and a thorough index of themes.