Dawn Sweet offers us a guide to a life of living prayer. These writings are in both prose and poetry. She challenges us to create a life of prayer, not merely a prayer life. She believes one needs to ponder through prayer. Sweet also strongly encourages us to read prayers slowly, revisiting them until they are planted in our hearts.
In A Life of Living Prayer, she shares that scripture teaches us how to pray at all times. Jesus' life was one of pure and constant prayer, through his parables, miracles, every step within and around the miles of his ministry, even his death and resurrection. He prayed for us to remember him, to continue to share his vision and mission, and Sweet explains that this is only accomplished through time alone with him. The title of this writing, the body of her work, and the epilogue all extend to us an invitation to live a life of prayer.