What does it mean to pray without ceasing? Is it really that important to pray as the early Church did?
In this installment of The Ancient Practices series, Robert Benson presents a structure forour lives where we can live in continued awareness of God s presence and reality.A pattern for worship and prayer that is offered to God at specific times throughout theday, the daily office is meant to be prayed by all the faithful so the Church may be continuousand God s work in this world may be sustained. Yet it is highly personal too an anchorbetween the daily and the divine, the mundane and the marvelous.
Says author Robert Benson, At some point, high-minded discussion about our life ofprayer has to work its way into the dailyness of our lives. At some point, we have to movefrom talking about prayer to saying our prayers so that the marvelous that is possible has achance to appear.
In Constant Prayeris your gateway to deeper communion with God. Expect somethingnew to unfold before you and within you while heeding this ancient call.
The Ancient Practices
There is a hunger in every human heart for connection, primitive and raw, to God.To satisfy it, many are beginning to explore traditional spiritual disciplines used forcenturies . . . everything from fixed-hour prayer to fasting to sincere observance of theSabbath. Compelling and readable, the Ancient Practices series is for every spiritualsojourner, for every Christian seeker who wants more.