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Journeying into prayer

People and their pathwaysEdited by Neil Darragh

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Are you looking to enrich your prayer life or discover a satisfying adult prayer style of your own? This is the book for you!

The variety here shows how prayer can be varied and adventurous!

Authors from Christianity and other world religions write about what shapes their prayer and therein lies inspiration, challenge & enrichment for the reader.

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Edited by Neil Darragh

Are you looking to enrich your prayer life or discover a satisfying adult prayer style of your own? This is the book for you!

The variety here shows how prayer can be varied and adventurous!

Authors from Christianity and other world religions write about what shapes their prayer and therein lies inspiration, challenge & enrichment for the reader.

The 32 contributors include:

  • Zain Ali – Islamic Studies Research Unit
  • Glynn Cardy – Vicar of St Matthew-in-the-City
  • Alan Roberts – Teacher of contemplative prayer & spirituality
  • Joy Cowley – Wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother & writer
  • Brian Keogh – Abbot of Southern Star Abbey
  • Pushpa Bhardwaj-Wood – Hindu member of the interfaith movement
  • Sue Stover – Religious Society of Friends or Quakers
  • And many more

 

Journeying Into Prayer: People and Their Pathways

Chapters

Introduction

Praying in Community
1. Watchers in the night – prayer at Southern Star Abbey, Kopua – Brian Keogh
2. Cistercian prayer – John Kelly
3. Praying: A Dominican way – Helen Bergin
4. Kindling the empty space – how we pray in the Dominican Family Community – Mike
Noonan
5. Considering Quakers and prayer – Sue Stover
6. Praying in a Catholic primary school in Aotearoa New Zealand – Anna Zsigovits-Mace
Praying in the World Around Us
7. Watch this space! A beginner’s guide to praying the place – Elizabeth Julian
8. Seeking the Untamed Holy – Glynn Cardy
9. Praying with the bible in one hand and the newspaper in the other – Margaret Butler
10. Praying out of the earth – Neil Vaney
11. Praying through love, beauty, uncertainty and despair -Mary Betz
12. God saw that it was very good: Praying in our gardens – Susan Smith

Personal Prayer and Meditation
13. Being with – Alan Roberts
14. Say a prayer Mum: Some mothers and daughters talk about how they pray – Diana
Atkinson
15. The leaning of the heart – Joy Cowley
16. Praying in emptiness – Peter Murnane
17. Christian Meditation: building the foundation – Peter Murphy
18. Prayer of relationship: a personal journey – Trish McBride
19. Questing for God – Mary Horn

Prayer in Parish Situations
20. Prayer at St. Paul’s: symphonising many voices – Angelika and Philip Halstead
21. A spirituality of weekday praying with the scriptures – John Dunn
22. The pastoral power of prayer: a stitch in time – James B Lyons
23. Prayer as part of pastoral care – Peter Atkins

Praying from Scripture
24. God’s steadfast love endures forever – Alice Sinnott
25. Praying the Paul way – Mark J. Keown
26. Abide in me as I abide in you [Jn 15:4] – Stuart Sellar
27. The prayer of the disciple – Vincent Hunt
28. The Gethsemane Prayer: A pattern for believers – Mark J. Keown

Hindu, Muslim, Sikh, and Multi-Faith Prayer
29. Pujā – my path to salvation – Pushpa Wood
30. The gift of prayer – Fiona Lovatt Davis
31. What has Mecca to do with Ponsonby? – Zain Ali
32. Human will and God’s Will – Verpal Singh
33. Coming together to pray – with believers of other faiths – Catherine Jones

Concluding reflections
34. Divine intimacy and human journeying – Neil Darragh

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