The Oxford Book of Prayer
Bishop George Appleton has selected more than 1,100 prayers covering many centuries, including some from the Bible, from the saints and mystics of the past, as well as from religions other than Christianity and also contemporary prayers from different parts of the world.
- Prayers of adoration
- Prayers from the Scriptures
- Prayers of Christians : personal and occasional
- Prayers of the church
- Prayer as listening
- Prayers from other traditions of faith
- Prayers towards the unity of mankind
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.
For further NOTES See also the BACK of the book!