Corrymeela is Northern Ireland’s oldest peace and reconciliation organisation. Founded 50 years ago in the belief that people and communities can learn to live together well, it is a dispersed Christian community with 200 members and 4000 friends worldwide, hosting 11,000 guests each year. Its leader is the writer and poet, Pádraig Ó Tuama. At the heart of its life is a simple pattern of daily worship that is structured around meditation on the Gospels. This prayer book captures the essence of the Corrymeela prayer experience for everyone who wishes to incorporate its spirituality into their regular prayer practice. Structured over 31 days, it offers for each day a Bible reading, a reflection and a specially written prayer by Pádraig Ó Tuama. In addition, it includes an introduction to the spirituality of welcome that sustains Corrymeela’s remarkable work.
A follow-on to the highly successful Prayer for the Day Volume I , this second volume brings together another 365 selected readings from the much-loved, long-running series on BBC Radio 4. The programme, which has been broadcast daily at 5:43am for several decades, and continues to attract over half a million dedicated listeners, comprises a short 2-minute reflection to start your day. These artfully combine traditional forms of prayer and reflection, from a variety of religions and denominations, with contemporary issues and themes that are often relevant to the date on which the programme is broadcast. In keeping with the theme of 'Prayer for the Day', there are 365 reflections in the book, from a vast range of the eminent religious figures and broadcasters who have contributed to the programme over the years. There will be a foreword by a prominent figure in the faith community, a short profile of each contributor and an index of contributors. To emphasise the point that the reflections can be used daily, they are ordered by date (i.e. 1st January, 2nd January etc), and each entry is selected on the basis of it being as date-specific as possible. The date of broadcast is underneath each entry, and dates are also marked at the top corners of each page so they can be found easily. The spacious design includes page openers for each month with simple line illustrations. Prayer for the Day Volume II is a beautiful and inspirational addition to any bedside table, with religious meditations that both participate in the ecumenical spirit of the 21st century and equip you perfectly for each day's journey.
Containing prayers from every era of our spritual historu, from every continent and from every Christian tradition, this is book that is equally useful as a worship resource or as an inexhaustible store for personal prayer. Arranged chronologically, the selection begins with the New Testamnet period and progresses through the Apostolic Fathers, the Age of Augustine, the Orthodox Tradition, the Celtic, Anglo-Saxon and Medieval ages and through every significant phase of Christian experience to the contemporary Church throughout the world. Here are many classic prayers and many more that will be new to readers. In addition, a brief introduction to each section and to easch author, defines the spiritual characteristics of the age and traces the development of our Christian understanding of prayer through the centuries..
Grassroots Peacemaking Among Christian Communities
Author: Mary Ann Cejka
Case studies show the practical and healing work of Christian communities in facing situations of conflict and violence, whether in Guatemala, Northern Ireland, the Philippines, Rwanda, Sri Lanka, Southern Sudan, or American inner cities. Original.
Publisher: Continuum International Publishing Group
Bringing together over 1,200 prayers, both classic and contemporary, The Complete Book of Christian Prayer will prove an inspiring and practical resource for Christians of all denominations. This comprehensive collection encompasses a wider and more varied range of Christian prayers than any other anthology of its kind, making it an essential handbook for all who want to deepen and enhance their prayer life, as well as for those involved in leading others in worship - whether in church, in school, or in the home.