Drawing from the wisdom of the worlds religions, Simply Pray offers readers an easy-to-use modern prayer practice free from any particular theological orientation.
Wikstrom identifies and defines the four major types of prayer that are practiced by all the worlds major religions:
"Naming" the many ways in which the holy is present in daily life and the wider world
"Knowing" the self introspectivelyboth in its strengths and weaknesses
"Listening" to the "voice of quiet stillness" that resides in each individual
"Loving" by reaching out to the world
Simply Pray uses these four core prayer types to develop a modern worship practice, using prayer beads as a frame of reference. The book offers illustrated prayer-bead techniques that can be used directly or customized for personal use.
There are also helpful tips on how to make prayer a part of your daily routine, as well as how to to make prayer beads and the benefits of using them:
Prayer beads serve as a focus for meditation. Much more than a mnemonic aid to prayer, prayer beads engage the senses to create a state of mindfulness.
Prayer beads are mobile altars. Simply touching the beads as they rest in a pocket, briefcase, or purse brings a prayerful presence to mundane moments.
Prayer beads serve as reminders of prayer and help keep track of prayers.
Simply Pray is for anyone who is seeking a modern prayer practice that is deeply rooted in world tradition.