This collection of Christian prayer contains 1,200 prayers with 560 different sources represented. The material is arranged into fourteen chapters: The Spirit of Prayer, Praise and Thanksgiving, Dedication to God's will, Prayers for Families and Friends, Prayers for People in Special Need, Prayers for the World, Prayers for God's Help and Strength, Confession and Forgiveness, The Pilgrimage of Life, Prayers for Every Day, Prayers for Special Occasions, The Christian Year, Prayers for the Church, Blessings and Doxologies.
The following quotation by Carlo Caretto in Letters from the Desert sets the tone for this giant anthology:
"Prayer is the sum of our relationship with God.
"We are what we pray.
"The degree of our faith is the degree of our prayer. The strength of our hope is the strength of our prayer. The warmth of our charity is the warmth of our prayer. No more nor less.
"Our prayer has had a beginning because we have had a beginning. But it will have no end. It will accompany us into eternity and will be completed in our contemplation of God, when we join in the harmony of heaven and are 'filled with the flood of God's delights.' The story of our earthly-heavenly life will be the story of our prayer."