This anthology contains a selection of 50 prayers, from sources ancient and modern. There are prayers for every occasion: praising God, asking for forgiveness, interceding for family and friends, for people throughout the world, and for inner strength and peace.
Each prayer is illuminated with a detail from a painting which is chosen from one of the world's great art museums renowned for collections of religious painting. The colours and fine detail of the medieval, Renaissance and later artists provides a touchstone for contemplation.
Artists featured include: Giotto, Raphael, Titian, Botticelli, Poussin and Vermeer. The paintings come from museums and galleries, including: the National Gallery, London; the National Gallery of Scotland, Edinburgh; the Louvre, Paris; Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence; and the Prado, Madrid.