Ed. Suesan L,
In times past , people made considerable use of prepared prayers in their private devotions as well. They
used to carry prayer books along when they went to the church. Such prayers read from books constituted
the greater part of private devotions. Even such an intimately personal exercise as the examination of one's
conscience use to be guided by standard fomats. It worked well. and a prayer earlier composed by a person
in a moment of fervour usually become personalised for the one who used it. The Prayer Services contained
in this volume emphasise spontaneous prayer related in time, place and cultural ethos to present - day life .
while Scripture passage from the basis of each Prayer Service , personal reflection is encouraged, at times
prompted by the personal reflection offered by each contributor. Most Prayer Services contain a certain originality
for they are prepared by different contributors.
Fr Joseph Thenasseril SSP
ISBN - 978-81-7176-208-5