Praying For New Orleans deals with the question of whether prayer is destined to be a destructive force in our world, fueling sectarian violence and strife, or whether the world can discover the way to 'pray with one voice', not only for the victims of natural disasters, but also for peace.
In other words, is prayer the only way to save our world? The answer requires us to consider prayer in a completely ecumenical way. Praying For New Orleans therefore explains the process of 'structured prayer', which can be practiced by people of all faiths. The structure of prayer is illustrated through the stories of families impacted by the hurricane of 2005 that caused the flooding of New Orleans. In some respects this book is a parable that illustrates the difficult reality of praying 'Thy Will Be Done.'