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Prayers For This Life

Hardback|Sep 2005
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Christian prayer rests on two foundations which give it its specific character: belief in the transcendent and personal nature of the God who is revealed in the Bible, and acceptance of the intimate relation of God and man made possible...


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Christian prayer rests on two foundations which give it its specific character: belief in the transcendent and personal nature of the God who is revealed in the Bible, and acceptance of the intimate relation of God and man made possible by the atoning work of the Incarnate Christ The book is for people who want to follow a life of Christian prayer. It includes prayers that readers will want to remember and make their own and others that will immediately inspire prayerful thoughts. Prayer is a two-way process, which relies in faith on God's willingness to bring the person praying into contact with him. This can start with spoken prayer and go much further. The prayers included have great literary merit and reflect the rich inheritance of the English-speaking Christian world, which has made its own the finest expressions of worship through the centuries. Here an enticing mixture of the familiar and the unknown and the book is ideal for private reading and devotion or for use in school, public assembly or Church.
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Prayer is a hunger, a hunger this book will satisfy. Here is a collection of prayers of astonishing originality, drawing on Christopher Howse's amazingly erudite knowledge of the Christian tradition. Christian prayer rests on two foundations which give it its specific character: belief in the transcendent and personal nature of the God who is revealed in the Bible, and acceptance of the intimate relation of God and man made possible by the atoning work of the Incarnate Christ The book is for people who want to follow a life of Christian prayer. It includes prayers that readers will want to remember and make their own and others that will immediately inspire prayerful thoughts. Prayer is a two-way process, which relies in faith on God's willingness to bring the person praying into contact with him. This can start with spoken prayer and go much further. The prayers included have great literary merit and reflect the rich inheritance of the English-speaking Christian world, which has made its own the finest expressions of worship through the centuries. Here an enticing mixture of the familiar and the unknown and the book is ideal for private reading and devotion or for use in school, public assembly or Church.
-Publisher

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Christopher Howse (Ed)

Howse is Comment Editor of the "Daily Telegraph". He contributes a weekly column on religion in the modern world.

  • Included Are Prayers By; Robert Herrick; John Bunyan; Anne Bradstreet; Christina Rossetti; Ruth Burrows; Constance Fowler; P.j. Kavanagh; William Cowper; Thomas Heywood; Walter Hilton; Julian Of Norwich; Richard Rolle; Lucy Herbert; Jeremy Taylor; Isaac Watts; Mother Teresa; William Caxton; Richard Allestree; John Keble; William Louth; Toby Mathew; John Of The Cross; Teresa Of Avila; Henry Vaughan; Thomas A Kempis; John Donne; Thomas Traherne; Richard Challoner; Augustine Baker; William Nicholson; Christopher Smart; George Macdonald; William Law; Samuel Johnson; Hannah More; Richard Crashaw; George Herbert; Sydney Smith; W.w. Howe; Thomas Ken; J.h. Newman; Lancelot Andrewes; Jonathan Edwards; John Wesley; John Gother; Francis Quarles; Bede; Alcuin; Anselm; Augustine.

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