Prayer can be intimidating. The idea of speaking directly to God can leave you tongue-tied, not sure what words to use, how to begin or how to end. This compelling, multifaith guidebook offers you companionship and encouragement on the journey to a healthy prayer life. Unlocking six secrets about what prayer actually is, it invites you into the practices of prayer, meditation and contemplation, showing you that prayer doesn't have to be perfect, it doesn't need formulas and it doesn't have to be planned.
Discover secrets that will expand your prayer life:
- There Are Multiple Ways of Experiencing the Holy
- Your Body Is a Source of Energy for Prayer
- Your Senses Are Vehicles of Prayer
- Diversity Nourishes Prayer
- Interconnectedness Gives Prayer Life
- To Learn about Prayer, You Need to Pray
Sister Nancy Corcoran is concise in her writing about this enormous subject -- and that's a sure sign of her long experience in leading workshops that help people to expand their experience of prayer. No, she's not trying to lead people away from their own faith. She's trying to deepen our experiences by reminding us of widespread practices we may have overlooked.
In this slim volume of less than 150 pages, she packs intriguing ideas about prayer -- from thinking about the sound of our voices to moving around as we pray -- plus, she's even got some genuinely funny and wise tales that she sprinkles into her guide along the way.
These easy-to-read, well-written chapters make this a great book for group study and reflection. She divides the book into 6 major chapters and includes some sample prayers, tips out of her own experiences, plus intriguing quotes from other sages down through history.