Both beginners and "veterans" at praying will delight in using <i>Daily Strength for Daily Needs</i>, a collection of brief inspirational passages compiled by Mary Wilder Tileston and published in 1885. This is because this devotional guide supplies a reading for each day of the entire year, which helps resolve the problem of what to pray for and how on days when one is feeling a bit spiritually dry, physically or mentally exhausted, or just plain busy.<br><br>Each day's reading has a specific theme and includes a short scripture verse or two, as well as excerpts from various literary works and quotes of different notable figures, such as Henry More, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, John Ruskin, St. Augustine, Francis de Sales, William Wordsworth, Thomas à Kempis, Epictetus, and Pythagoras, among many others.<br><br>The wide range of sources for the verses Ms. Tileston compiled indicates that this devotional is apparently not aimed at Christians of a specific denomination. Rather, this is one collection that all believers in God can relate to and will find spiritually helpful. <br><br>Further, it should be noted that no original writing is featured in this guide. As such, it is not apt to call Ms. Tileston its author. Despite this, the inspirational and motivational value of <i>Daily Strength for Daily Needs</i> cannot be denied and thus gives its title justice.