This treasure store of prayer draws widely on many of the world's great religious and spiritual traditions and focuses on contemporary concerns. It is intended for people seeking to deepen and broaden their spiritual lives and also for those who lead public worship or school assemblies and are searching for material. The prayers are suitable for contemporary events, such as after a divorce or redundancy, and for both everyday and special occasions. There are prayers for times of difficulty, illness and bereavement, and special emphasis on prayers for the needs of the world: for peace and justice, for the hungry, for victims of oppression and for the protection of the environment. There are also prayers to lead the individual into a deeper relationship with the Divine Mystery.