Bringing together more than 1,200 prayers, both classic and contemporary, this book will prove an inspiring and practical resource for Christians of all denominations. This comprehensive collection encompasses a wider and more varied range of Christian prayers than any other anthology of its kind, making it an essential handbook for all who want to deepen and enhance their prayer life, as well as those involved in leading others in worship - whether in church, in school, or in the home. More than half of the authors and sources come from this century. The book contains prayers from every continent and every Christian century. It is helpfully arranged under practical subject headings and contains a comprehensive index of subjects, with cross-referencing throughout.