Life greets us in different ways each day: We experience joy, confusion, doubt, and grief. We walk through seasons of loneliness and times of closeness with God, family, and friends. Each event, the birth of a new baby, the death of a loved one, the sound of a familiar melody, can be an occasion for prayer. In A Book of Simple Prayers, beloved songwriter Gloria Gaither shares the prayers she has prayed in moments like these. At times questioning, playful, trusting, or anxious, this collection of Gaither's prayer poetry is a medley of honest and openhearted conversation with God. With her renowned mastery of language and matchless instinct for just the right turn of phrase, she invites us to pray along with her, expressing our hopes and heartaches to the God who listens.
GLORIA GAITHER is the recipient of numerous Grammy and Dove Awards and was named, with her writing partner and husband, Bill Gaither, the ASCAP Songwriter of the Century. Their union has produced more than 700 songs, hundreds of recordings, a dozen musicals, a collection of books, and, best of all, three children and five grandchildren. She is an inductee into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame and has been distinguished with honorary doctorates from six universities.