Prayer changes lives. It profoundly shapes us and our surroundings. Drawing on the rich tradition of Christian prayer, and on her experience as a workshop leader offering spiritual guidance, Anne Tanner suggests practical ways of making space for God in our lives, and of remaking our lives in the process. The book gives clear instruction on various forms of meditation, with gradual steps for beginners and fresh insights for the experienced. These gentle disciplines of prayer can bring us to a still centre where the strands of our fragmented and busy lives are drawn together, and our awareness of God's presence is deepened. Here is a richly textured presentation of the history, practices, and implications of Christian prayer to help us live a rewarding life in a stressful world.
Table of Contents
Introduction; Part 1: Welcomed into Prayer; Part 2: Giving Voice to Prayer; Part 3: Meditation and Action; Topical Index.
Anne Tanner, author of Treasures of Darkness: Struggling with Separation and Divorce in the Church, leads workshops and retreats on prayer and meditation, and is a certified Labyrinth facilitator. She received her Doctor of Ministry degree from Ecumenical Theological Seminary in Detroit, was bookstore manager at the Anglican Book Centre for sixteen years, and has been an associate member of The Sisterhood of St. John the Divine for twenty-six years. She has six granddaughters among three grown-up children with families.