A revised book of prayers parallel in format to Prayer at Night's Approaching, which focuses on time of day and season of year, on body and earth, creation, pilgrimage and everyday life, with questions for meditation. Prayer at Day's Dawning is a companion to Prayer at Night's Approaching and a successor to Prayer in the Morning. Both books express a concern that the language of our prayer should be both true to, and a fresh unfolding of, our inheritance. They aim to be inclusive, and to hour a variety of imagery for God. This book provides material for prayer for each day of the week, together with some variations for special days and seasons. In this convenient pocket-size edition the print is easy on the eye and there is a helpful ribbon in the hardback. The author has written an accessible 'How to use' section which demystifies the office, a form of prayer traditionally used in religious communities, by explaining clearly both the sequence and the use of psalms, prayers for special days and seasons, and the use of the scriptures. This way into praying is t overwhelming and should appeal both to the professional looking for new language and to the uncertain newcomer - inside and outside traditional church bounds.
Jim Cotter has written books that unfold the prayers of the Christian tradition, though often on the boundaries of the Church. His writings seek to shape prayers and psalms afresh, and make connections between faith and everyday life, exploring issues of sexuality, healing and ministry.