Fifty Timeless Prayers, from sources both ancient and modern, have been chosen for this anthology. The traditional words of the Lord’s Prayer and the Book of Common Prayer can be found alongside the beautiful canticles of Saint Francis of Assisi, together with many familiar prayers composed by devoted Christian men and women down the centuries. Here are prayers for every occasion: praising God, asking for forgiveness, interceding for family and friends, for people throughout the world, and for inner strength and peace.
Each prayer is illuminated with a detail of a painting chosen form one of the world’s great art museums renowned for their magnificent collections of religious painting. The glowing colours and fine detail of the mediaeval, Renaissance and later artists provide a touchstone for contemplation and make this a book to be treasured.