A selection of prayers and meditations in the Puritan tradition, widely valued since publication in 1975. Be spiritually refreshed as you ponder the prayers and devotions of these believers.
The strength of Puritan character and life lay in prayer and meditation. In this practice the spirit of prayer was regarded as of first importance, because living prayer is the characteristic of genuine spirituality. Yet prayer is also vocal and may therefore on occasions be written. Consequently, in the Puritan tradition there are many written prayers and meditations which constitute an important corpus of inspiring devotional literature.
Often today, ex-tempore prayer lacks variety, order and definiteness. The reason for this lies partly in a lack of due preparation. It is here that the care and scriptural thoroughness which others found necessary in their approach to God may help you. This book has been prepared not to 'supply' prayers but to prompt and encourage you, as you tread the path on which others have gone before.