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The Bible as Prayer is an anthology of short phrases and passages from the Bible designed specifically as an aid to prayer. It is a resource to keep at hand in pocket or briefcase, enabling the reader to engage with the business of prayer straightway.
As early as the third century, monks would take short phrases from the Scriptures and meditate on them in their hearts or on their lips. Out of this developed the Jesus Prayer in the East and lectio divina in the West. This book aims to return to the source, drawing both traditions together and helping busy people rediscover a simple form of meditation.
This book is an aid to prayer in a busy, modern life using Lectio divina. Readers are invited to take small extracts from the Bible and pray with them in a simple, contemplative way.