Thursday, January 20, 2011

In Constant Prayer

 In Constant Prayer explores the ancient practice of fixed-hour prayer, a structure for our lives where we can live in continuous awareness of God’s presence and reality. This classic discipline of praying at fixed times during the day and night has transformed the lives of millions around the world. Learn what the apostle Paul meant when he encouraged the Thessalonian church to "pray without ceasing, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you."in constant prayer

I don't know exactly what I was expecting with this book, and I am still not sure what I got exactly either.

The book examines the idea of regular daily offices, particularly those of Morning and Evening Prayer. I got the book because I am interested in using the daily offices to deepen my prayer life, and wanted to get some ideas and insights.

Perhaps the problem was that for ME there was nothing new in the book. Chapter one = Prayer is good, daily offices is double good.
The rest of the chapters, same story. So perhaps I was not the target market here, because I was hoping for a little more meat.

Not a bad book though, and very well written. The author is humorous and entertaining. It also includes a very useful appendix section, including study questions, and a sample of a daily office designed by the author.

I am just not sure I really needed the whole of the book to tell me what could have been reduced and condensed into something a lot shorter.

But buy it and see, it might be what you need.

1 comment:

  1. Hi SB! The idea of scheduled prayer throughout the day sounds like an excellent attempt to pray without ceasing as St. Paul exhorted us to. Thanks!


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