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The Words We Pray : Discovering the Richness of Traditional Catholic Prayers - Amy Welborn

The Words We Pray

Discovering the Richness of Traditional Catholic Prayers

Paperback Published: 1st October 2004
ISBN: 9780829419566
Number Of Pages: 200

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A thoughtful exploration of the history and vitality of traditional Catholic prayers. Praying people have 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 We 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 Catholics traditional prayers is "a treasure worth rediscovering." "When we explore the history of how these prayers were composed and used," we hook into those original impulses we still share." From the psalms to traditional Martin prayers to the Lord's Prayer to Amen, the prayers explored in The Words We Pray are gifts from the past that can be used to great benefit today.

The Journey from "You've Got a Friend" to Salve Reginap. xi
The Sign of the Cross: The Holiest of All Signsp. 1
The Our Father: Teach Us to Prayp. 13
Hail Mary: Greeting Our Motherp. 27
Credo: What We Believep. 37
The Morning Offering: The Gift of the Present Momentp. 49
Salve Regina: The Prayer for Helpp. 59
The Act of Contrition: The Promise of Mercyp. 67
The Jesus Prayer: Pray without Ceasingp. 75
Anima Christi: Prayer for Happinessp. 87
Angel Prayers: Help in the Strugglep. 95
Prayers of St. Francis: God in All Thingsp. 105
St. Patrick's Breastplate: Prayer for Protectionp. 117
Memorare: The Mother Who Will Never Let Us Downp. 125
Suscipe: The Radical Prayerp. 135
Veni Creator Spiritus: The Prayer of Powerp. 143
Grace at Meals: The Prayer of Gratitudep. 153
The Liturgy of the Hours: The Prayer of the Churchp. 161
Glory Be: Words of Praisep. 175
Amen: We Say Yesp. 183
Where Do My Prayers Go?p. 191
Using Vocal Prayerp. 197
Notesp. 205
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ISBN: 9780829419566
ISBN-10: 082941956X
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 200
Published: 1st October 2004
Publisher: Loyola University Press,U.S.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 18.0 x 12.07  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.21