A PRAYER JOURNAL
By Flannery O’Connor
Edited by W.A. Sessions
Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2013
112 pages, $18 (Hardcover)
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“Dear God, please let me be an artist; please let it lead to you.”
These poignant words were written by Flannery O’Connor in an ordinary little notebook in 1946, when she was a 21-year-old unpublished writer.
She died in 1964, and the notebook remained hidden in the archives until 2002.
We can be grateful it was finally unearthed, for this slim volume — 112 pages — harbors a wealth of insights into O’Connor’s prayer life.
The journal is written in an honest, heartfelt manner, as if she were talking with a friend. “Dear God, I am so...READ MORE