Earth Prayers

365 Prayers, Poems, and Invocations from Around the World
Author: Elizabeth Roberts,Elias Amidon
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780062507464
Category: Nature
Page: 480
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"An exquisite and powerful harvest, this – truly a Book of Common Prayer for our planet's people in this time." JOANNA MACY, author of 'Despair and Personal Power in the Nuclear Age'

Earth Prayers

365 Prayers, Poems, and Invocations from Around the World
Author: Elizabeth Roberts,Elias Amidon
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 006204821X
Category: Religion
Page: 480
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"An exquisite and powerful harvest, this – truly a Book of Common Prayer for our planet's people in this time." JOANNA MACY, author of 'Despair and Personal Power in the Nuclear Age'

Prayers for Healing

365 Blessings, Poems, & Meditations from Around the World
Author: Maggie Oman Shannon
Publisher: Conari Press
ISBN: 1609251288
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 320
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As recent scientific research shows, the simple act of praying can be emotionally, spiritually, and even physically healing. With Prayers for Healing, Maggie Oman invites readers into the healing space she has created within the pages of this daybook to reap its benefits in times of stress, illness, depression, or spiritual longing. With inspiration from such diverse sources as the Tao Te Ching, the Koran, the Torah, Native American texts, and the Bible, contributors include Thich Nhat Hanh, Wendell Berry, Jack Kornfield, Rumi, Rainer Maria Rilke, Marian Wright Edelman, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Marianne Williamson, providing comfort and inspiration on the journey toward rejuvenation and renewal.

Life Prayers

From Around the World365 Prayers, Blessi
Author: Elizabeth Roberts,Elias Amidon
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780062028709
Category: Religion
Page: 464
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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 political wisdom of Nelson Mandela and Martin Luther King, Jr.; a treasury of women's prayers, classical verse from China and Japan; and beautiful chants and prayers by Native Americans. A joyous affirmation of the human journey in all its forms, in all its struggles and glories.

The Little Book of Prayers


Author: David Schiller
Publisher: Workman Publishing
ISBN: 0761178694
Category: Religion
Page: 250
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The perfect gift for seekers, the curious, and the spiritually hungry, The Little Book of Prayers now has a stunning new cover and a more prayer book–like format. Gathered from holy books and prayer books, from songs and spirituals, spoken traditions and poets, it is an unexpectedly approachable collection of common and uncommon prayers from around the world. The entries, one per page or spread, are chosen for their depth of feeling, beauty of expression, spiritual intensity, and sense of the universal. The book is organized into broad categories of praise, entreaty, contemplation, mourning, and grace; and two indexes—one by authorship, and the other by topic—make it immediately accessible. There are familiar prayers, like the Lord’s Prayer and 23rd Psalm, which, placed in new context, shine with a renewed beauty and wisdom. You’ll find prayers unfamiliar to many in the West, such as the “Opener” from the Koran or the four vows of the Boddhisattva, chanted every evening in Zen monasteries around the world. And the surprising—from the “Prayer of the Unknown Confederate Soldier” to the blues of Lightnin’ Hopkins to the poetry of Rumi. God help us to live slowly: To move simply: To look softly: To allow emptiness: To let the heart create for us. Amen. —Michael Leunig You, whose day it is, make it beautiful. Get out your rainbow colors, so it will be beautiful. —Nootka Song

Prayers for a Thousand Years

Blessings and Expressions of Hope for the New Millenium
Author: Elizabeth Roberts,Elias Amidon
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062029630
Category: Religion
Page: 384
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In Prayers for a Thousand Years, Elizabeth Roberts and Elias Amidon have collected hundreds of wishes, blessings, stories, and challenges-almost all written especially for this volume-from a diverse group of distinguished international contributors. Spiritual teachers, poets and activists, political leaders, youth, artists and visionaries-all are joined together here for the first time, sharing their personal appeals for peace and understanding. Organized around eternal themes-such as creating communities of peace, reflections on politics, economics, and morality, and our holy earth-this book is a profound and lively collection of empowering visions for our common future and a celebration of the infinite variations of universal hope.

WomanPrayers

Prayers by Women from throughout History and around the World
Author: Mary Ford-Grabowsky
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780061758683
Category: Religion
Page: 224
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This rich blend of prayers, poems, and sayings by women writers and sages from around the world and throughout history offers daily inspiration and delight. Included in this collection are diverse voices ranging from the early Sufi mystic Rabia and the trailblazing Mechtild of Magdeburg, to contemporary poets Denise Levertov, Kathleen Norris, Maya Angelou, Jane Hirshfield, and Mary Oliver. These and many other treasures of women’s wisdom are gathered here from such wide-ranging sources as Celtic blessings, Native American petitions, and Catholic, Protestant, Jewish, Hindu, and Chinese prayers. An expert on spirituality with a remark-able eye for the best inspirational literature, Ford-Grabowsky includes in this collection prayers of praise, thanks, petition, mystical ecstasy, and insight. Her book explores self-discovery, mothering, inner strength, needs, work, gratefulness, spiritual darkness, mysti-cal experience, and love.

Earth and All the Stars

Reconnecting with Nature through Hymns, Stories, Poems, and Prayers from the World's Great Religions and Cultures
Author: Anne Rowthorn
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1592442471
Category: Religion
Page: 352
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Drawn from Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism, Paganism, and the religions of the indigenous people, 'Earth and All the Stars' is an anthology to save the Earth. Contributions range from the earliest recorded Hindu song (3000 B.C.E.) to the oldest known Celtic prayer to a contemporary poem by a Nigerian teenager. Also represented are ancient Chinese poems, Native American chants, and incantations from indigenous peoples. 'Earth and All the Stars' includes prayers, litanies, songs, and meditations from the world's great religious and cultural traditions. Such revered writers as Ralph Waldo Emerson, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Albert Einstein, Joseph Addison, the Dali Lama, Thich Nhat Hanh, Ernesto Cardenal, Theodore Roethke, Wendell Berry, and Gary Snyder are featured. Works by children who have participated in United Nations environmental programs round out this inspiring collection. Drawing from every continent, Anne Rowthorn has created a truly global anthology for the new millennium and for the thousands of people turning their attention to preserving the earth, to celebrating diversity, and to building bonds between the world's religions and cultures. This beautiful book has something for everyone - a perfect gift for people of all ages and all backgrounds in celebration of our Mother Earth.

Life Prayers

From Around the World 365 Prayers, Blessings, and Affirmations to Celebrate the Human Journey
Author: Elizabeth Roberts,Elias Amidon
Publisher: HarperOne
ISBN: 9780062513779
Category: Religion
Page: 464
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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 political wisdom of Nelson Mandela and Martin Luther King, Jr.; a treasury of women's prayers, classical verse from China and Japan; and beautiful chants and prayers by Native Americans. A joyous affirmation of the human journey in all its forms, in all its struggles and glories.

This Sacred Earth

Religion, Nature, Environment
Author: Roger S. Gottlieb
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415943604
Category: Religion
Page: 762
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Surveys traditional religious perspectives on nature, and shows how contemporary theologians, spiritual teachers, and religious institutions are responding to humanity's devastation of the environment.

The Open Path

Recognizing Nondual Awareness
Author: Elias Amidon
Publisher: Sentient Publications
ISBN: 1591811791
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 223
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Interest in non-dual awareness as the essence of spiritual awakening, free from the obligations and cultural references of a particular religion, is rapidly expanding throughout the Western world. Those who have sought out and followed spiritual paths, such as Buddhism, Hinduism, Sufism, Kabbalism, etc., have often found themselves coming up against a kind of ceiling in their longing for spiritual awakening. This can be a result of the religions cultural context or a belief system that may not see awakening as something within the reach of adherents. So, many serious spiritual students have turned to non-sectarian teachers to further their practice. These readers will find The Open Path to be an excellent guide to the realisation of the silent ground of all being and to the expression of that realisation in the diverse conditions of their lives. The book includes very helpful exercises and practices that foster a sense of equanimity and natural insight, as well as methods and teachings from many sources: Sufism, psychology, meditation traditions, and both Eastern and Western non-dual teachers.

Realm of the Black Mountain

A History of Montenegro
Author: Elizabeth Roberts
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 9780801446016
Category: History
Page: 521
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Comparatively little is well known about Europe's newest and one of its smallest independent states: the small mountain fastness Montenegro. In a book written for specialists and general readers alike, Elizabeth Roberts traces its history from pre-Slavic times, including its part in the 1389 battle of Kosovo and its prominent role in resisting the Ottomans. She recounts Montenegro's development under its Prince-Bishops toward the independence achieved at the Congress of Berlin and lost after the Versailles Conference when the Podgorica Assembly voted to join the new Kingdom of Yugoslavia. When Slobodan Milosevic spoke of Montenegro and Serbia as "two eyes in the same head," he encapsulated a view that has deep roots in both nations. But not all Montenegrins agreed, and many chafed at being forced to play the role of Serbia's junior partner. Indeed, Montenegro's complex and shifting cultural and political identity is the main theme of Roberts's witty and dispassionate book, which culminates in Montenegro's defining referendum and subsequent international recognition in the summer of 2006.The history of Montenegro is at once a colorful, often bloodily violent story and instructive about how land, religion, and politics (both domestic and international) have intersected over centuries to shape and reshape cultural identities in Southeastern Europe. Students of national identity have much to learn from the Montenegrin case, and general readers will be enthralled by the dramatic tale that unfolds in Realm of the Black Mountain.

Earth Blessings

Prayers, Poems and Meditations
Author: June Cotner
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1632280272
Category: Religion
Page: 256
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In this book of poems and prayers for the planet, you find not only beautiful prose written by modern writers and from ancient cultures but illuminating passages and reflections on the condition of the planet, and humans' place here. In Earth Blessings, Cotner and her contributors, many of whom are award-winning writers, contemplate every aspect of the environment, from grasslands to ocean, desert, and mountains, with gorgeous meditations on the world around us, how we are nurtured by nature, and the vital role as stewards of the earth. Earth Blessings fosters environmental awareness and insight, and it inspires individuals to view the Earth as sacred and cherish it as they explore writings about the relationship of humankind and the environment. The selections in the book remind readers of the necessity for sharing and conservation. The overriding intention of Earth Blessings is to create an ecological celebration of inspiring poems, interfaith prayers, and spiritual prose. By nature of the spiritual focus of Earth Blessings, the selections energize readers to recognize and embrace environmental stewardship.

Poems Bewitched And Haunted


Author: John Hollander
Publisher: Everyman's Library
ISBN: 1400043883
Category: Poetry
Page: 256
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An anthology of fantastical and ghostly poems spans some three thousand years of literary explorations of the supernatural in works by Homer, Ovid, Edgar Allan Poe, Emily Dickinson, Virgil, Charles Baudelaire, Randall Jarrell, and James Merrill, among others.

Earth Gospel

A Guide to Prayer for God's Creation
Author: Sam Hamilton-Poore,Jane Wageman
Publisher: Upper Room
ISBN: 9780835899437
Category: Religion
Page: 221
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For Praying Out Loud

Interfaith Prayers for Public Occasions
Author: L. Annie Foerster
Publisher: Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations
ISBN: 9781558964501
Category: Religion
Page: 150
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"Sixteenth-century clergyman Francis David said, 'There have always been many opinions about faith and salvation. You need not think alike to love alike.' At interfaith or secular gatherings, a widely diverse population needs to share a common language of love, respect, justice, peace, and hope. When our faith differences are acknowledged and supported, we are more likely to find ourselves united." - from the Introduction For interfaith gatherings, collection of nearly 80 prayers. Prayers are grouped for easy reference, including Ordinations and Installations; Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Events; Dedications; Unity and Diversity; Peace and Justice; Gratitude and Remembrance. Focus is on what people of all faiths can share Practical advice on prayer making is presented in 3 opening chapters on how to address the holy, creating sacred space with prayer, and how to close prayers. Though prayer itself is universal, many traditional prayers are not accessible to people of all faiths. Occasions of public prayer, often occurring at secular events, are most successful when they welcome all that are present. A fitting prayer must invoke a sense of the holy and provide a common ground of belonging for everyone. In this inspiring collection, Annie Foerster presents a wealth of useful guidance on crafting universal prayers, along with an abundant sampling of beautiful prayers of all kinds, for adaptation or for use as they are. Beneficial for clergy, lay ministers, anyone participating in interfaith worship and readers who want to write prayers of their own.

Sisters of the Earth

Women's Prose and Poetry about Nature
Author: Lorraine Anderson
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 1400033217
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 469
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Presents an anthology of poetry, essays, stories, and journal entries by Emily Dickinson, Zora Neale Hurston, Diane Ackerman, Ursula Le Guin, Terry Tempest Williams, Willa Cather, and many others who offer a personal view of humankind's relationship with the natural world. Original.

Prayers for Hope and Comfort

Reflections, Meditations, and Inspirations
Author: Maggie Oman Shannon
Publisher: Conari Press
ISBN: 9781609250270
Category: Self-Help
Page: 309
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In a world that feels increasingly fragile, people will continue to look for new prayers and new ways to pray. While there are a number of anthologies of prayer available, no book – until now – has attempted to provide a collection that focuses specifically on prayers for a wide range of modern challenges, from the personal to the global. Prayers for Hope and Comfort covers issues facing individuals (illness, addiction); those challenged in relationships (aging parents, divorce); local communities (natural disasters, unemployment); the larger world (poverty, hunger, war); and creation itself (loss of rainforests, species extinction, global warming). Prayers for Hope and Comfort offers readers solace, comfort, and hope, drawing from the wisdom of every era, every major faith and tradition, and the important voices of those who have lived through such experiences themselves. The book contains selections from some of the world’s most profound poets and thinkers: David Whyte, Eckhart Tolle, Sister Joan Chittister, and Martin Luther King, Jr. as well as traditional prayers and verses from every time and place.

The Border Vixen


Author: Bertrice Small
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101464458
Category: Fiction
Page: 432
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Aware of the covetous interest in his land, the laird of Brae Aisir announces that any man who can outfight his spitfire of a granddaughter will have her as a wife, along with her inheritance. It's a heated contest that inspires the passion of one man and the jealous wrath of another.

Graces

Prayers and Poems for Everyday Meals and Special Occasions
Author: June Cotner
Publisher: Conari Press
ISBN: 157324578X
Category: Religion
Page: 184
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Saying grace at mealtimes is a time-honored tradition for many families and a newfound source of spiritual connection for others. Whether you are a master at giving the blessing or fairly new at this sacred art, Graces will bring inspiration to your meals and special gatherings. Seeing the need for such inspiration at her family's table, June Cotner compiled a notebook of poems, prayers, and songs that she solicited from friends, poets, family members, and ministers. She has turned her family's well-worn notebook into this elegantly packaged edition, which will complement your finest table setting. Arranged by thirteen themes, this beautiful giftbook contains 133 poems, prayers, songs, invocations, and salutations that span the centuries and draw from many traditions. Includes work by Robert Browning, Walt Whitman, Starhawk, Chief Seattle, Helen Keller, Kahlil Gibran, Saint Francis of Assisi and Albert Schweitzer. From prayers at mealtime and special holiday graces to a Gaelic Blessing, or an ancient Chinese Prayer, Graces offers fitting words for every occasion.