"These are not sentimental or jargon-ridden 'care and share' outpourings. They aim to be directly about their business of carrying on the conversation between a self-disclosing God and the people collected. The agent will be the pastor who prays off these pages, using words by an expressive author who has the grace to move herself off stage and let the prayers be those of 'us' and not 'me.' Let us pray."
--Martin E. Marty, from the Foreword