The Glenstal Book of Prayer is a rich nourishing resource for the mysterious, but exciting journey which is prayer. It draws on the wisdom of the Bible, enshrined in Benedictine liturgy, the experience of modern monks, and the wisdom of the Christian church. Coming from an Irish monastery, it also incorporates Celtic tradition with its earthy, popular and devotional prayers.
Organized into four sections, readers can explore the ‘Liturgy of the Hours’, various prayers such as The Lord’s Prayer, the Apostles’ Creed, the Statons of the Cross in the first half. Proceeding these prayers, readers can explore ritual prayers, a series of blessings, a special prayer for Benedictine Oblates, psalms and a series of quotations from the Rule of Saint Benedict.