For many people prayer is difficult. This new collection of prayers from the Iona Community helps us to be less bothered about what we should be saying when we pray. We can read a prayer and then sit quietly for a few minutes, allowing the particular words and thoughts to meet with our inner self, with our soul, which is linked to the energies and wisdom of the Creator of all things.
Fifty new prayers from young and old and from folk around the globe - from Glasgow to Cincinnati, from Malawi to Alaska - that might be used in a daily discipline, many on the concerns of the Iona Community: poverty and economic justice, welcome and hospitality, interfaith dialogue, church renewal, peacemaking.
Fifty of the best-loved prayers of the Iona Community in a portable edition. Prayers by Kathy Galloway, Ruth Burgess, the Wild Goose Resource Group, George MacLeod, Kate Mcllhagga, Jan Sutch Pickard, Peter Millar, Joy Mead, Ali Newell, Chris Polhill, Ian M Fraser and others.
The dramatic events of the days leading up to Easter Sunday are expressed through biblical readings and the reflections of several well-known Iona Community members.
This book invites us to recommit ourselves to act for justice each time we join in the simple sharing of a meal. It is also very much a celebration - of food, of diversity, of community and sharing, of Creator and creation.
Lent is traditionally a time of repentance and penitence but it also offers an opportunity to see the world afresh. These readings encourage us not only to regard ourselves with a healthy realism, so that we can accept responsibility for our shortcomings, but also recognise the nature and purposes of God and the never-ending renewal of possibility, both within ourselves and in the world.