Conversations with God: Two Centuries of Prayers by African Americans

by James M. Washington. HarperCollins, 1994.

In this compilation of historical and contemporary prayers, Washington gives a fresh insider's look into the African American prayer tradition. Washington through the lens of his own experience growing up in a southern Black Church during the civil rights movement, gives a very vivid portrait of a prayer sustained, motivated and liberated people. The book includes an anthology of two centuries of prayers by African American and would be useful to anyone wishing to deepen their prayer life.