This exciting resource book provides a wealth of fresh ideas and practical advice on a variety of approaches to prayer and contemplation. It also offers helpful guidance on how these approaches can work in a small group, and includes suggestions for using parts of the book during Lent. There are chapters on centring down, prayer in the midst of life, praying with the Bible, using the imagination, adoration and contemplation, liturgy, reconciliation, journaling, visual images and other symbols, prayer and the body, and intercession. A key feature of the book is the sequences of stimulating prayer exercises which form an integral part of each chapter. All the material in this book originates from ideas and exercises developed by people throughout the country connected with SPIDIR, an informal network in the Southwark Diocese for all concerned with the furtherance of Spiritual Direction.