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Prayers for a Planetary Pilgrim: A Personal Manual for Prayer and Ritual
by Edward Hays
Morning and evening prayers for each of the four seasons, as well as rituals and contemporary psalms for sacred seasons and a wide variety of occasions.
Paperback, 292 pages
Published January 29th 2008 by Forest of Peace Publishing
(first published May 31st 1988)
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This book has always made it back to the top of my book pile on my night stand -- for the past 15 years. It presents a deeply spiritual approach to prayer with pauses for silent prayer and meditation. I especially like the prayers by time of day, day of the week and season of the year. There are prayers for different life transitions and for different moods. I like the focus on nature and on the vastness of the universe as witnessed by contemplating outer space. I am a spirit having a human expe ...more
This book is one of my most constant companions. The morning and evening prayers, for each day of the week in each of the four seasons, still bring me peace, joy, and inspiration after MANY YEARS of using this book to shape my prayer time. There have been seasons, and months, and maybe even years, when I have put it aside, but I keep coming back to it, and I am never sorry.
I have rediscovered this book that contains many seasonal-based meditations and a daily prayer/meditation reading for each morning and evening according to seasons. Hays, a Catholic, is quite good at respecting all faiths and addressing the divine in as open a way as possible.
Dec 09, 2008 Karen rated it it was amazing · review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone interested in inspiration for their prayer life
Recommended to Karen by: My friend Rosie's mother
This is my all time favorite prayer book. Edwards Hays inspires my every morning and comforts my every evening as I say his prayers.
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“Our great daystar floods the Earth with fire in this season of summer. The heart of the sun prays at forty million degrees; grant me a heart of such fierce fire as I now begin this new day in an act of devotion and adoration. Wrap me in the silence of your Spirit and lead me into quiet prayer.”
“I now turn fully to face you, 0 God, the source of the universe and of my life, as I enter into silence.”More quotes…