Piercing Heaven: Prayers of the Puritans, Prayer Journal
Lexham Press. hb. 240pp.
A new edition of Piercing Heaven designed for note-taking and reflection.
For the Puritans, prayer was neither casual nor dull. Their prayers were passionate affairs, from earnestly pleading for mercy to joyfully praising God. These rich expressions of deep Christian faith are a shining example of holy living.
The Puritans’ combination of warm piety and careful intellect have fueled a renaissance of interest in their movement. This combination is on display in Piercing Heaven, a collection of carefully selected prayers from leading Puritans. The language in these prayers has been slightly updated for a modern audience while retaining the elevated tone of the Puritans. With prayers from Richard Baxter, Thomas Brooks, John Owen, and many more, Piercing Heaven reminds us that heartfelt prayer is central to the Christian life.
This edition has been reformatted for journaling and meditation. With wider lined margins and a new introduction by Jenny-Lyn de Klerk, readers of the Piercing Heaven Prayer Journal will be able to pray more deeply with the Puritans through note-taking and reflection.