Michael Mayne’s genius is undiminished and timeless.
A long-term spiritual companion by one of the great priest-writers and best-selling authors of spirituality.
'Prayer' is a series of short talks on prayer which Michael Mayne gave at Westminster abbey in 1996. It was privately published as a booklet with the title Something Understood. With great economy and elegance, one the greatest spiritual writers of the last century writes practically, simply, briefly and beautifully about prayer.
Prayer is not primarily something one does. Prayer is something that is. It is in God that we live and move and have our being. God is always in us, waiting to be released into expression. All the different techniques and ways of prayer are reminders, alerting us that every moment of our life is lived in the presence of God.
Michael Mayne is the former head of religious programmes at the BBC and Dean Emeritus of Westminster.
I have gained more from reading Michael’s books than from those of any other writer not just about faith and the Christian life, but about all life, any life – and the space they take up on the shelves is holy ground,’
- Susan Hill