From a reader:
Firstly, thank you for such a wonderful blog. Your analysis, insights, humor, and pastoral concern are all blessings in my daily life.
Of particular interest are the prayers that you post. I came into the Church this past Easter and absolutely adore the older, well worn prayers that you offer to us readers from our beautiful tradition.
When I pray them I am surprised by how much these prayers come off as “from within the trenches.” No abstract niceties or fluffy theology, but rather a soul in the midst of battle calling for help, peace, and courage!
In any case, this leads me to my question. Is there a particular book of prayers that you would recommend as a resource for these gems of our tradition?
Thank you for reading. You and your readers are in my daily prayers.
Thanks for the prayers and the kind words.
I will open this up to the readers.