Here are a hundred selected prayers, each accompanied by a spiritual reflection with personal comments. The book opens with a 9,000 word autobiographical introduction, "Journey Into Prayer", which explains how the author has collected, and in some cases written, the prayers in this book during his many experiences of life under pressure. In his colourful career, Jonathan Aitken has been a war correspondent in Vietnam, a television presenter, the chief executive of TV-am, the chairman of a merchant bank, an MP, a Cabinet Minister, a prisoner in HMP Belmarsh and a student of theology at Wycliffe Hall Oxford. So he writes from heartfelt experience for those who are under pressure and want to build a relationship with God through prayer.
Jonathan Aitken, a former MP and Cabinet Minister, is the author of nine books including his award winning biography of President Richard Nixon. His recent titles published by Continuum include Pride and Perjury, Psalms for People under Pressure, Prayers for People under Pressure and Charles W. Colson: A Life Redeemed.