For more than 450 years, the Book of Common Prayer has helped focus the prayer life of Anglicans around the world. In language of breathtaking beauty and delicate nuance, it captures the breadth and depth of our individual and corporate worship. But as with any often-repeated words, the words of the Prayer Book can become so rote that they're hardly noticed. So this series of six adult study guides encourages participants to focus on the individual prayers as they examine their meaning and explore their roots in Scripture and in their own experience.
Designed for use in Christian education or other adult spiritual formation groups, each guidebook highlights a particular theme--from the use of metaphor to the arrangement of words in groups of three--in six one-hour sessions. Tips for facilitating a study group, as well as detailed background information, are all included.
This workbook examines six prayers containing words of remarkable beauty and precision, guiding participants more deeply into their meanings through prayer, study, and meditation. One lesson, for example, turns to the Collect for All Saints' Day, helping readers scrutinize the word "unfeignedly" to appreciate the ways we can demonstrate our heartfelt, unfeigned love of God in our lives and our worship.