Drawing from the Bible, literature, lyrics, and original prayers, William OMalley has composed a six-week cycle of morning, midday, and evening prayers and meditations. From Ash Wednesday to Easter Sunday, each entry provides spiritual nourishment. The books last sentence is: ""Holy Friend, the end is the beginning. Amen.""
In addition to psalmists and evangelists, contributions come from writers and poets such as Flannery OConnor, Bob Dylan, Simone Weil, Rainer Maria Rilke, C.S. Lewis, Alice Walker, G.K. Chesterton, Gerard Manley Hopkins, Thomas Merton, Dorothy Day, and John Donne.
William J. OMalley, a Jesuit priest, has published many popular books and articles on spirituality and Christian living, including Daily Prayers for Busy People. A teacher for over forty years, he currently teaches at Fordham Preparatory School in New York City.