Product DescriptionIn his book Praying the Liturgy of the Hours, Fr. Timothy Gallagher shares his experience of praying the Liturgy of the Hours for over 40 years and reviews both the struggles and blessings this prayer has brought into his life. The Liturgy of the Hours consists of psalms, hymns, readings from the Bible and intercessions prayed several times over the day. Fr. Gallagher wonders what would happen if it became a prayer for every Christian both clergy and laypeople. Would saying the prayers bring new energy to spiritual lives?
By humbly admitting his own difficulties with this ancient prayer form, Fr. Gallagher gives encouragement to anyone who wants to start or is involved in praying the Liturgy of the Hours in hopes of helping them learn to appreciate this ancient prayer. Fr. Gallagher has talked about living the Rules of Discernment of Ignatius of Loyola where spirituality and closeness to God are found all around us in everyday ordinary experiences. He feels that although praying the Liturgy of the Hours is part of his "ordinary" life, "ordinary spiritual experience is the most important".
Praying the Liturgy of the Hours Fr. Timothy Gallagher Paperback 112PGS