I had the pleasure of finding this book at the Jane Austen House and Museum. I was surprised to see that she wrote prayers. I know Ms. Austen foremost for her books and a few of her letters, both of which I’ve read or I’ve taught. I’ve also not known established literary writers to apply their skills to writing prayers. As the daughter of an Anglican vicar, she’s poised to have the necessary skills and knowledge to write prayers.
There’s only three prayers, one of which is a version of the Lord’s Prayer. The other two are all her own although they read and feel very much like prayers you would find in The Book of Common Prayer.
Reading this small time has inspired me to research other authors who have written prayers or other inspirational pieces (poems, songs, devotionals, etc.).