The Words We Pray – Discovering The Richness Of Traditional Catholic Prayers
A thoughtful exploration of the history and vitality of traditional Catholic prayers.
praying people haw long relied on Meditative or extemporaneous prayer to express their feelings and yearnings to God. Traditional prayer, often considered rote, tends to be neglected. In The Words Ric Pray, author Amy Welborn offers an insightful exploration into eighteen traditional prayers and the vital role they play in the spiritual life.
This enchanting prayer book includes the history and traditional use of each prayer as well as personal anecdotes to show why the body of Catholic traditional prayers is "a treasure worth rediscovering." "When we explore the history of how these prayers were composed and used," Welborn explains, "we hook into those original impulses that gave birth to the words and shaped them, impulses we still share." From the psalms to traditional Marian prayers to the Lords player to Amen, the prayers explored in The Words We Pray, are gifts from the past that can be used to great benefit today.
Amy Welborn is the author of Loyola Kids Book of Heroes, Loyola Kids Book of Saints (Loyola Press, 2003) and the Prove It! series of apologetics books for youth (Our Sunday Visitor). She is the general editor of the forthcoming Loyola Classics series (Loyola Press). Amy resides in Fort Wayne, Indiana, with her family.
Please visit Amy's well-known blog: http://amywelborn.typepad.com/openbook/