Knowing that many of her contemporaries feel they are no good at praying, singer-songwriter Mara Measor fights the notion of 'bad prayers' by suggesting that prayer is simply about getting naked before God, without pretence. In a series of authentic prayers through words and doodles, written over 13 months, she reflects on four stages: Following God through making a home in New York City; Fretting about the purpose and direction of her life; Falling into a period of depression; Finding her way back to freedom. As she says, 'There are a million and one books on prayer floating around Christian circles, but this is not a how-to-pray book; this is a how-I-have-really-prayed book.'
AUTHOR: Mara Measor is a British-Chinese graduate of the prestigious Tisch School of the Arts at New York University, a passionate singer, songwriter and actor, guided by her Christian beliefs. With hundreds of music and acting appearances, she has made a name for herself in New York's prominent music and theater scene. But Mara isn't the product of a musical family: she is the youngest daughter of a prominent figure in Hong Kong - stock guru Tony Measor. Now a household name in Hong Kong, and regularly speaking, singing or acting on the national stage, Mara frequently travels to visit her family from her base in New York.