Weaving Prayer Into the Tapestry of Life
About the Book
Most books are like visitors. They come and go. This book can be a long-term companion and assistant as you weave prayer into the tapestry of your life.
Weaving Prayer Into the Tapestry of Life pictures each of us as a weaver at a loom, creating in every moment our life’s tapestry. The transformative thread of prayer is always available to be woven into our life’s design. In this weaving, we experience in wonder the creative presence of God.
The chapters of this book gives an overview of Christian understanding and practice of prayer. The author combines Scripture, voices and sources from the tradition of the church, poetry, stories, and accounts of personal experience to explore ten of the most familiar ways Christians pray. These are: centering, praise, confession, meditative reading of Scripture, petition, intercession, dedication, silence, and benediction.
Nine sets of Prayer Prompts, one with each chapter, invite you to move from thinking to doing. They provide a framework for personal devotion that includes all of the dimensions of Christian prayer discussed in the chapters. Resources from Scripture, prayers of the church, and contemporary materials offer structure and stimulus for expressing the prayers of your heart.
These Prayer Prompts are adaptable for repeated use.
Members of a prayer group or spiritual growth group may enjoy sharing experiences with this book.
“Martha Rowlett deeply understands Christian thinking, Christian living, Christian prayer, and, dare I say it, God. She shares her wisdom with utmost simplicity. Those who use her book will find themselves becoming better Christians.”
—John Cobb, professor emeritus, Claremont School of Theology
About the Author
Martha Rowlett has written four books about prayer inspired by a doctoral project on theology of prayer. She served as a United Methodist minister in California and Washington. She currently enjoys mountain life in Asheville, North Carolina.