Wednesday, December 09, 2015
Essential Prayers: Advent Calendar Day 11
Anne Lamott's Help, Thanks, Wow: The Three Essential Prayers (Hodder and Stoughton 2013) was one of my best finds this year.
It is a beautifully written book, and does exactly what it says: it introduces praying through three prayers - help, thanks and wow.
Perfect for putting into the hands of someone beginning to pray. Brilliant for helping someone who has been praying for some time.
And the fourth essential prayer is really important: "Help me not be such an ass" (p. 67).