Prayer and Personal Religion

John B. Coburn, Revised and Updated by Richard H. Schmidt

Mar/2009, 112 Pages, PAPERBACK, 5.5 x 8.5

ISBN-13: 9780819223586



The purpose of this volumme says John Coburn is to help you pray and grow in your personal religious life. It is a book about your inner life and your relationship with God. Although this relationship is unique for each person, there is a general way in which God deals with us and through which we respond. This book is concerned with this general pattern.

 Chapters include:

  • Prayer is Response to God
  • Be Yourself and Begin with Where You Are
  • Clearing the Ground: When, Where, and How to Pray
  • The Foundation Stones of Prayer: Adoration, Thanksgiving, Confession, Intercession, Petition
  • The House that Prayer Builds: Prayers that You Think, that You Feel, that You Will
  • Progress in Prayer: Practicing the Presence of God; Reading, Prayer Groups, Retreats; a Rule of Life; On Beginning Again
  • Mature Personal Religion: Action and Worship
  • On Suffering and Joy

Richard H. Schmidt has served as a parish priest in four Episcopal dioceses. He retired recently after serving as editor and director of Forward Movement and is now a popular retreat and workshop leader. He is the author of five other books. He lives in Fairhope, Alabama.

John B. Coburn was rector of St. James Church in New York City from 1969 to 1975 – particularly tumultuous times for the city and the Church. From 1967 to 1976, he also served as president of the Episcopal House of Deputies, during which the church adopted a new Book of Common Prayer, plus began ordaining women, unofficially in 1974, and formally two years later. The Rev. Coburn was dean of the Episcopal Theological School in Cambridge, Massachusetts, from 1957 to 1968, and was a founder of the Boston Theological Institute, a consortium of Protestant and Roman Catholic seminaries. He also helped found the Chapel of St. James the Fisherman in Wellfleet, Massachusetts. He died in 2009 at age 94.

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