The psalms made intimate and tangible
Life is often so busy and chaotic that even when we do find time to pray, our minds cannot settle and our thoughts drift to the stresses and concerns that pull our attention elsewhere. With the use of beads, however, our bodies are incorporated into the act of praying, allowing us to remain present with God in a state of peaceful meditation.
Praying the Psalms with Beads guides the reader in a daily devotional habit that distills the entire book of Psalms into 182 five-minute prayers, allowing one to go through this whole cycle twice a year, gaining deeper familiarity with the psalms each time. By virtue of this repetition, the psalmists’ praises, laments, and supplications become something deeply felt instead of only distantly understood.
Nan Lewis Doerr’s introduction includes an overview and guide to using prayer beads, making this an accessible book for anyone who longs for deeper peace and spiritual focus in their lives.
Table of Contents
Month One, Psalms 1–29
Month Two, Psalms 30–55
Month Three, Psalms 56–79
Month Four, Psalms 80–105
Month Five, Psalms 106–121
Month Six, Psalms 122–150
Additional Resources for the Anglican Rosary
PRAISE FOR NAN LEWIS DOERR’S PREVIOUS BOOK, PRAYING WITH BEADS
—author of The Divine Hours
“This is an important book in the original sense of that adjective: it is a book that ‘imports’ to the church something that was lost in the Reformation and has been sorely missed during the centuries since. Protestant Christians, whether liturgical or not, will find here not only a missing part of their heritage, but also much counsel and instruction for their future practice of the faith.”
Lauren F. Winner
—author of Girl Meets God
“Praying with beads has been a terrifically important practice to me over the last few years. How thrilled I am to discover Nan Doerr and Virginia Stem Owens’s wonderful introduction to this age-old practice. I know this book will shape my own devotional life, and I am excited about the many people who will discover prayer beads through these pages.”