I hope you don’t find this posting too “self promoting,” but I want to let you know that the project I’ve been working on for more than a year is finally finished and available.
It’s entitled A Pocket Guide to Prayer, published by Upper Room Books. You can find it at the Upper Room Books website, or at Amazon.com.
In 2009, I was invited to produce what is literally a pocket-sized prayer book. Ralph Cushman did something similar in the 1940’s, and The Upper Room felt it was time for a new volume to be offered to the Christian community. With the emergence of an “ancient/future” mindset, a new desire for liturgical formation has arisen. More and more people are wanting to root their devotional life in this classical model.
A Pocket Guide to Prayer seeks to resource that desire by providing a guide for five periods of prayer each day. The book is built upon a pattern used by Catholic, Orthodox, and Protestant Christians over the centuries, and particularly upon one used by John Wesley and the early Methodists.
In addition to the orders for prayer, there are supportive sections dealing with the Psalms, with Hymns, and other Prayers. The book also contains a “mini school of formation” (30 days of instruction from the saints), a brief introduction to Lectio Divina, and suggested resources to help you grow in the life of prayer.
If this sounds like something that would assist you in your spiritual formation, I offer it to you with the prayer that God will use it in your life to that end.