Looking Through Glass: Reflections and Prayers for Healing and Wholeness is a compilation of some favourite and famous prayers designed to aid and comfort in times of need.
With a foreward by Archbishop Robin Eames and contributions from Irish President Mary McAleese and Archbishop Desmond Tutu, among others, this prayer book has been compiled for those experiencing times of distress or illness and those who care for them and pray with them. Illuminated by illustrations from Marie Calvert as well as images from The Six Days of Creation, Chester Cathedrals beautiful stained glass window, Looking Through Glass hopes to impart on all those who share in its message a sense of healing and prayerful peace.
A glance down the contributors to this anthology will see familiar names - The President, An Taoiseach, The Primate, Sally Magnusson, the Archbishop of Dublin the Most Rev Dr John Neill, Senator David Norris, Archbishops Tutu and Rowan Williams amongst others. Here is a collection of thoughts and prayers that will give encouragement to those in strife of any kind, illness, loss, depression, loneliness and be a simple source of comfort. Familiar words are included: Psalm 121 I will lift up my eyes to the hills , collect of peace, Dear Lord Father of Mankind etc. There are prayers for the young people introducing ipods and such like. The slim volume is attractively set out on gloss paper with many pages illustrated in the background with coloured pastel shades and the whole is wrapped around the making of Chester Cathedral Window, finely illustrated on the cover and at the end of the book, hence the title.
- Diocesan Magazine November 2006