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Life Prayers: From Around the World 365 Prayers, Blessings, and Affirmations to Celebrate the Human Journey

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An eloquent anthology honoring the wonders and challenges of life on earth and celebrating the seasons of our lives. The mysteries and delights of life on earth are illuminated in this richly eclectic collection of poetry, wisdom, prayers, and blessings from thinkers and writers around the world. Here you will find the poetry of Hildgard of Bingen and Gary Snyder; the poli ...more
Paperback, 464 pages
Published May 10th 1996 by HarperOne
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I found this little paperback book, "Life Prayers" at the local library sale and it jumped off the table into my eagerly awaiting hands. If you love anthologies which introduce you to new and old favorite authors, you'll love this book! I am too blessed, too fortunate, to have these amazing words which are beyond prayers, but are affirmations of life's longing for itself. The poem I have posted below (in itself worth the price of the entire book!) is from this book which boasts works from over 1 ...more
This book will make you proud to be a human being, Larry Dossey, M.D.

It covers prayers for affirmations and invocations, Kinship with all Life, The dark night of our soul, Prayers for Solidarity and Justice, Womansparyaer, Iniantions: birth, coming of age, courtship, marriage, healing, midlife, growing older, and death; Grace, and Earth praises.

The book includes people from around the world affirming the unity of nature and spirit. Some of my favorite poets were here like Walt Whitman and Wendel
I've read this through twice now. It's a book I will keep by my bed and leaf through like an old friend. I especially appreciated the prayers on nature.
R. C.
I recently made myself a to-do list. Not of errands and chores. A to-do for my humanity, my way of being in the world. A reminder of what activities make my life the life of me. "Write," it says. "Look at stars." "Consult oracles." "Commit beautiful prayers to memory." Some other stuff.

That last, about the prayers, is the vestige of my Judaism. Any devout Jew has at the ready, in case of many different events, various specific, old, studied-over, fussed-over, polished-to-profundity prayers. Bei
Almost as wonderful a collection as the first, Earth Prayers.
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