Throughout a history of two thousands years, Christians proclaimed the Christ-event and Christs continuing presence among us through prayer. This book presents a section of the greatest of these prayers along with simple and accessible historical and theological notes which help to bring out their full significance and meaning for todays Christians. For ease of use, the prayers are given with the relevant notes on the facing pages.
The collection starts with the prayers of the New Testament and moves on to some great Alleluia prayers of praise, prayers focusing on Jesus, a celebration of the Holy Spirit and prayers in praise of Our Lady. Signed and Last Prayers is a journey through the centuries from Augustine of Africa to Baudouin of the Belgians and The Sign and the Signature recalls the be-all and end-all of Christian Prayer. Fr Redmond ends the book with a selection of musical settings for some of the prayers.
Stephen Redmond SJ is a Jesuit priest, author and composer. Previously a history teacher, he has a great interest in the lives of saints.