Work and Prayer
This book was produced by Chris Keating as a result of the needs of his parishioners. Many of them wanted a book of daily prayer that was small enough to slip into their pockets, but had enough substance to allow them to pray daily, particularly in the workplace. This is a prayer book that has resulted from a genuine need by the people who will ultimately use it.
- Most published forms of daily office or daily prayer are too long and too complicated for busy working people. Here is the soluton in a neat diary size pocket book.
- The author worked as a builder and bricklayer for many years after getting ordained. He understands the spiritual needs of ordinary working people.
- The absence of florid or ornate language makes this an ideal publication for the busy modern working person.
The practice of prayer at intervals through the day is ancient Christian practice and has resulted in lives deepened in love and peace and knowledge of God.
The maximum benefit will be obtained from this book if the user prays three of four times daily. Each chapter is like thought for the day and can be dwelt on for a little while, like a mini meditation.
The lectionary readings should be followed where possible but if time is difficult the chapter in this book is sufficient.
It is possible to use these forms of prayer alone, or with a friend or in the family.
The scheme is as follows. Monday to Saturday. Morning Prayer. Midday Prayer. Evening Prayer. and (as an option) compline.
Within each section there is an invocation, a hymn, a Psalm, lectionary readings (printed in full) a canticle and concluding prayers.
The emphasis throughout is on simplicity and dignity. There is no florid or ornate language and the busy modern working person is the market for this excellent publication.
The book ends with a full list of the prescribed lectionary readings (Revised Common Lectionary used by almost all churches)
Within each section there is an invocation, a hymn, a Psalm, lectionary readings (printed in full), a canticle and concluding prayers.