Simply Pray: A Modern Spiritual Practice to Deepen Your Life
Skinner House Books, 2005 - 140 pages
Offers fresh answers to the age-old question, "Why pray?" Building from the shared prayer forms of many faiths, Wikstrom offers a modern prayer bead practice that you can make your own. In addition, the author includes practical suggestions for composing prayers to use with the beads. Simply Pray is an excellent guide for anyone seeking a unique spiritual practice that is deeply rooted in the world's great religions.
Wikstrom identifies and defines the four major types of prayer that are practiced by all the world's major religions:
* Naming the many ways in which the holy is present in daily life and the wider world
Simply Pray uses these four core prayer types to develop a modern worship practice, using prayer beads as a frame of reference. The book offers illustrated prayer-bead techniques that can be used directly or customized for personal use.
There are also helpful tips on how to make prayer a part of your daily routine, as well as how to to make prayer beads and the benefits of using them:
* Prayer beads serve as a focus for meditation. Much more than a mnemonic aid to prayer, prayer beads engage the senses to create a state of mindfulness.
Simply Pray is for anyone who is seeking a modern prayer practice that is deeply rooted in world tradition.