Prayer

The Book of Common Prayer

By Church of England and Charles Mortimer Guilbert

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This comprehensive prayer book explains the calendar of the church year and has numerous prayers for all occasions.

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Prayer: Finding the Heart's True Home

By Richard Foster

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Best-selling author Richard J. Foster offers a warm, compelling, and sensitive primer on prayer, helping us to understand, experience, and practice it in its many forms--from the simple prayer of beginning again to unceasing prayer. He clarifies the prayer process, answers common misconceptions, and shows the way into prayers of contemplation, healing, blessing, forgiveness, and rest.

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A Celtic Psaltery

By David Adam

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I offer Thee Every cloud that ever swept O'er the skies and broke and wept In rain, and with the flowerlets slept. My King. Each communicant praying Every angel staying Before Thy throne to sing. Adoramus Te!

This extract from the ancient Irish prayer, Glorificamus Te, beautifully captures both the Celtic people's devotion to the psalter and their desire to express their love for God in every situation.

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Until Today! Daily Devotions For Spiritual Strength and Peace of Mind

By Iyanla Vanzant

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In a new book of devotions for readers on the path to spiritual empowerment, Vanzant provides a year's worth of daily quotes, explanations, and brief exercises.

 

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Conversations with God: Two Centuries of Prayers by African Americans

By James Melvin Washington

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Beautiful words from slaves, writers, preachers, and theologians of color who sound out their faith in God's justice through poetry, prayers, hymns, and stories.

Slavery and the eclipse of the African Gods, 1760-1860 -- The crucible of the Anglo-African conscience, 1861-1893 -- The vale of tears, 1894-1919 -- The new Negro, 1920-1955 -- The Civil Rights ethos, 1956-1980 -- Postmodern African-American worlds, 1981-1994.

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Giving Thanks: A Native American Good Morning Message

By Jake Swamp

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"To be a human being is an honor, and we offer thanksgiving for all the gifts of life."
This prayer of thanksgiving from the Mohawks is an uplifting and beautifully illustrated way to teach gratitude to young children. A copy of the prayer in its original kaniakehala (Mohawk) language is included.

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Yussel's Prayer: A Yom Kippur Story

By Barbara Cohen

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Sometimes the simplest, heartfelt prayers are the more effective than clever words from less pious men. A cowherd's devotion during Yom Kippur prayer is instrumental in ending the day's fast.
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