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Praying with the Psalms: A Set of Illustrated Prayer Cards

Stanley Hauerwas, the theologian and ethicist who taught at Duke Divinity School for many years, once wrote that we do not see the world rightly just by opening our eyes. We see the world rightly, rather, he argued, by training them to see the world rightly, which is another way of saying what C. S. Lewis observed, that it is impossible to fully see the mystery, beauty, wonder, or terror of the world except by the help of others.  
This is one of the things we had in mind when Phaedra and I created a set of prayer cards that would serve as a supplement to the book that I wrote on the psalms, Open and Unafraid: The Psalms as a Guide to Life. Our hope is that these cards (15 in total) would provide help to individuals, families, small groups, and communities who wish to learn how to pray in the light of the psalms. 


The themes that I explore in the book include such things as honesty and community, sadness and anger, poetry and joy, justice and enemies, life and death, nations and creatio…

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