What if prayer wasn't a thing you put on your to-do list to knock off, but a practice you continually perform throughout every aspect of your life? What if prayer isn't about communication with God, but communion? What if praying to God and its effectiveness has nothing to do with our devotion? Through 53-devotionals, Skye Jethani's What If Jesus Was Serious About Prayer? slowly and deliberately challenges the reader to rethink how we view prayer while inviting us to enter into a deep communion with God.
For those looking to dip their toe into a liturgical calendar and historical prayers, Common Prayer Pocket Edition: A Liturgy for Ordinary Radicals by Shane Claiborne and Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove is a perfect introduction. The 11-page introduction succinctly explains why a book of common prayer is useful while quickly orienting the reader how to use the book.
A beautiful book full of liturgies for individuals, couples, families, and congregations for any occasion including the mundane (the washing of windows) to the celebratory (leaving on a holiday) to the sorrowful (insoluble homesickness ) and everything in between (sleeping in tents). Douglas Kaine McKelvey has a knack for the right words for any situation.
A guileless book consisting of 40 short, beautiful prayers and accompanying artwork that is meant to be pondered. Author Justin McRoberts and illustrator Scott Erickson crafted Prayer, with minimal words, but an affluence of knowledge on prayer, liturgy, and prayer practices.