A Rhythm of Prayer: A Collection of Meditations for Renewal

A Rhythm of Prayer: A Collection of Meditations for Renewal

An antidote for our age of anxiety--thoughtful, moving prayers from Barbara Brown Taylor, Amena Brown, Nadia Bolz-Weber, and other artists, creatives, and thinkers, curated by the author Glennon Doyle calls "my favorite faith writer."

It's no secret that we are overworked, overpressured, and edging burnout. Unsurprisingly, this fact is as old as time--and that's why we see so many prayer circles within a multitude of church traditions. These gatherings are a trusted space where people seek help, hope, and peace, energized by God and one another.

This book, curated by acclaimed author Sarah Bessey, celebrates and honors that prayerful tradition in a literary form. A companion for daily inspiration, this collection gives women permission to recognize the weight of all they carry, while also offering a broadened imagination of hope--of what can be restored and made new. Each prayer is an original piece of writing, with a short introduction from Bessey sharing exactly why she loves and looks up to the writer.

This book is a literary hug, an invitation for respite, and a chance for readers to pause and celebrate who they are, beyond what they do.

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  • Sarah

    I mean, sure I curated and edited it but that's not (the main reason) why! These prayers are such a gift for this moment in time - honest, real, hopeful, imaginative, and permission-giving language fo...

  • Ben Vore

    My wife used the word “devour” to describe how she read this book, and that’s the word I would use too. These prayers and meditations, grouped under themes of Orientation, Disorientation, and Re...

  • Meg Lacy Vega

    I have been a fan of Sarah Bessey's speaking and writing for years, and I was curious when this book was announced. How will she help us reframe prayer for a new era in the Church and in the world? Ye...

  • Erin Vore

    Devoured. So good. For anyone safely outside the trap of American Evangelicalism, this is the book for you. I want more of this story and these prayers in my life. ...

  • Renee Davis Meyer

    My sweet husband bought this for me as a Valentine’s surprise. It is a gift and a blessing. Not every prayer is “for me” or even from a perspective I am familiar with. There are voices here I do...

  • Kaitlyn Bouchillon

    My favorite thing about A Rhythm of Prayer, other than the final benediction from Sarah Bessey that may be worth of the price of the book all on its own, is the diversity among the contributors. Publi...

  • Jessica

    A Rhythm of Prayer features a collection of prayers, mediations on prayer, and prayer and mindfulness practices. Most of the prayers seem especially suited for those who find themselves in the wildern...

  • Liz

    Prayer has been hard for me for some time now. This book has given me the first opportunity in a long time to not feel disappointment around prayer. The prayers in this book are powerful and full of t...

  • Cara

    There are many prayer books available to clergy, worship leaders and those who engage in spiritual direction. Some provide prayers to be adapted to one's own use and some talk about the understanding ...

  • Jennifer Harris

    This book was a breath of fresh air that I didn’t even know I needed. This collection of short essays explores different aspects of prayer and every single one was relevant to me, where I am at this...