The Way We Pray: Prayer Practices from Around the World (Paperback)

The Way We Pray: Prayer Practices from Around the World By Maggie Oman Shannon, Alan Jones (Foreword by) Cover Image

The Way We Pray: Prayer Practices from Around the World (Paperback)

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The Way We Pray is the first book to explore prayer practices from the world's many religions. Author Maggie Oman Shannon presents and celebrates fifty wonderfully diverse prayer practices, creating the perfect guide for spiritual explorers everywhere.

Among the powerful and colorful rituals described in the book are walking a labyrinth, speaking affirmations, writing in a gratitude journal, displaying prayer flags, dressing in ceremonial costumes, reading sacred scriptures, listening to the resonant sounds of a prayer bowl, drawing a mandala, counting prater beads, fasting, writing haiku, and chanting.

For each practice described, Maggie Oman Shannon offers historical details, meanings and interpretations, and stories and anecdotes from practicioners she interviewed. She also includes suggestions for bringing these rituals into one's existing spiritual practice.

Maggie Oman Shannon is a spiritual director and writer. She is the author of One God, Shared Hope and The Way We Pray, editor of Prayers for Healing and coauthor of A String and a Prayer. She lives in San Francisco.

Product Details ISBN: 9781573245715
ISBN-10: 1573245712
Publisher: Conari Press
Publication Date: October 1st, 2001
Pages: 251
Language: English