The Oxford Book of Prayer by George Appleton (Editor)Despite the anxious and ubiquitous materialism of the modern world, the practice of prayer and meditation remains a source of both relief and inspiration for millions. This unique compilation of over 1,100 prayers combines the traditional with the modern, stretching from the Bible, the saints and mystics of the past, and the Book of Common Prayer, to a Ghanaian fisherman's prayer, and prayers from many influential non-Christian religions. Selected for their literary merit as well as spiritual quality, these prayers speak to the modern reader. Arranged under headings such as "Prayers from the Scripture," "Prayers of Christians, Personal and Occasional," and "Prayers of Other Traditions of Faith," the anthology includes a subject index to guide the reader to prayers for particular occasions, as well as an index of authors and sources. It serves as the ideal source for browsing or for more structured prayer, as well as for private meditation or public worship.
The Transforming Power of Prayer by James HoustonThis volume explores how prayer is more simply being with God than a rigorous discipline. Houston walks the reader through four parts that culminate with God’s community and its relationship to prayer. There is a related bibliography to round out the volume.
Call Number: BV210.2 .H665 1996
Publication Date: 1998-09-01
Prayer by Richard J. FosterFoster takes a look at three movements of prayer in this volume—moving inward, upward, and outward. There are notes, scripture and subject indexes at the end of the volume.
Call Number: BV210.2 .F68 1992
Publication Date: 2002-08-20
True Prayer by Kenneth LeechLeech examines prayer through seven relationships: God, holiness, politics, communion, penitence, conflict, and progress.