Prayers from Around the World and Across the Ages

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If there is one constant across different denominations and religions, it is prayer. Whether Catholic, Protestant, Muslim, Jewish, Buddhist or Hindu, virtually every religious tradition has a strong belief in the power of prayer. This beautiful book includes a wealth of sublime, reverent and poignant prayers from many of the world's greatest spiritual minds, including Martin Luther King, Jr., Thich Nhat Hanh, Francis of Assisi, Teresa of Calcutta and St. Patrick of Ireland, as well as lesser-known practitioners ...
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If there is one constant across different denominations and religions, it is prayer. Whether Catholic, Protestant, Muslim, Jewish, Buddhist or Hindu, virtually every religious tradition has a strong belief in the power of prayer. This beautiful book includes a wealth of sublime, reverent and poignant prayers from many of the world's greatest spiritual minds, including Martin Luther King, Jr., Thich Nhat Hanh, Francis of Assisi, Teresa of Calcutta and St. Patrick of Ireland, as well as lesser-known practitioners such as Ludwig van Beethoven, Florence Nightingale, Blaise Pascal, Alan Paton, Dwight Moody, W. E. B. Du Bois, Christina Rosetti and Toyohiko Kagawa. Each prayer is preceded by a one-paragraph biography of the person who composed it.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780879462727
  • Publisher: ACTA Publications
  • Publication date: 9/15/2004
  • Pages: 128
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 7.40 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

For Patience, Peace and Courage in Suffering 17
For a Humble Heart 18
For Courage to Follow Christ Prayer Before Meditating 19
To Identify with the Suffering of Christ 21
For the Right Use of Disappointment For Confidence in God 22
Prayer of Faith Prayer of Love 23
For Correction of Our Mistakes To Love One Another 25
For a Good Death 26
For Those in Trouble and Distress For a Greater Desire of God 27
For Increasing Perfection 28
For a Steadfast Heart For Purity of Thought and Action in Daily Life 29
To Have the Faithfulness of a Dog Prayer of Praise to the Mystery of God 30
For Strength and Loyalty At Evening and for the New Day 31
When Standing Before God An Easter Prayer 32
To Never Disown the Poor 34
For Dependence on God When Experiencing Trouble For Those Who Suffer 35
To Be in Harmony with the World 36
To Serve Those in Poverty and Hunger To Spread Love 37
Prayer of Gratitude When Under Severe Criticism 38
To Recognize God To Follow in the Path of the Saints 40
To Rejoice in Creation Prayer of Praise 41
For the Gift of Life To Be Purged of All Impurity 42
For Grace For Vision and Though 43
For Solid Footing For Daily Guidance 45
When Grieving the Loss of a Spouse To Do God's Will 46
For a Nation at War 48
To Be a Good Friend 49
For Those Who Share Their Healing Gifts For Those in Prison 50
To Enlarge Our Sense of Fellowship with Animals 51
For Freedom from Prejudice 52
For the Full Use of One's Talents for God To Be Fruitful in Good Works 53
To Clean Up the World 54
To Inspire World Leaders 55
Litany for Peace 56
For Awareness of God's Perfect Timing To Leave the Ego Behind 57
For Deliverance from War in the Soul For Strength to Complete Tasks 58
To Reduce Worry For Deliverance from "Sour-Faced Saints" 60
While Awaiting Execution For Love that Blots Out All Hatred 60
A Wedding Blessing Prayer for the Church 62
For Total Dependence on God 63
For the Wise Use of Suffering 64
To Receive Moral Strength 65
For God's Help to All Who Are Hurting To Be Grounded 66
To Remove Doubt 67
When a Child Has Died 68
Before Studying Scripture For Sound Sleep and God's Mercy 69
To Be More Spiritually Engaged with the World 70
For God's Help Prayer of Dedication 72
For Judges and Magistrates For the Season of Lent 73
Reflecting on Life's Blessings 74
For the Unity of the Church 75
For Conformity to the Will of God For Remembrance of God's Proximity 76
To Be Used by God in Spite of Faults Prayer of Need For Everlasting Life 77
For Spiritual Education For Laughter and Singing 78
For Remembrance of God's Love 79
To Be Used by God 80
To Experience a Deeper Revelation of God 81
For a Sense of Humor 82
When Persecuted For Christ to Remember Us 83
Prayer of St. Francis Litany of Praise to God 84
To be Empty For Christ's Guidance 85
When Weary and Burdened by Life For Openness to God 87
The Buddha's Blessing 87
For Charitable Feelings Toward All 88
Serenity Prayer For Pride in Our Labor 90
To Learn the Art of Patience For Freedom from Envy 90
To Know God Better 91
For a Grateful Heart To See God in All Things 92
To Slay the Dragon Within 93
Grace over a Meal For the City and Nation 94
Prayer of Gratitude 95
Praise to God Blessings on Enemies 96
For the Patience of Saints 97
Prayer of Service to God 98
To Do God's Will To Be Used Completely by God 99
To Offer Ourselves to God To Remove Pride and Vanity 100
For More of God 101
Be with Me, Lord 102
For Discernment 103
To Be One with God 104
For a Purer Commitment For Peace that the World Cannot Give 105
To See the Needs of Others For the Courage of Our Convictions 106
For Strength to Love Our Enemies Benediction Prayer 107
The Lorica of St. Patrick For the All-Pervasive Presence of God 108
To Return Good for Evil When Engaged to be Married 110
On the Dedication of a Church 111
To Be More Understanding Reminder of Life After Death 112
For Goodness and Love to Overpower Us 113
Prayer of Adoration 114
Prayer of Praise 115
To Share in Christ's Triumph 116
For the Triumph of Truth 117
Prayer During Holy Week To Be Peaceable and Pious 117
A Martyr's Prayer of Gratitude For Safety from Evil 119
Longing for God When Feeling Sadness 120
For Wisdom in International Affairs 121
For Children At the Time of Death 122
Before Receiving Holy Communion Affirming God's Acceptance 123
Offering Space for God in One's Life For a Deeper Understanding of Jesus 124
Gratitude for Prayer 125
For Moral and Spiritual Strength 126
For Political Prisoners and Their Oppressors 127
Prayer of Confession For a Humble Sense of Self 128
To Enlighten Our Darkened Reason 129
For a Persecuted Church 131
To Put Biblical Knowledge into Daily Practice 132
For Church Unity For Openness to God 133
To Think and Act Humbly To Be Heard When We Pray 134
To Love God At All Times 135
For the City For Society's Helpers 135
To Forgive Persecutors To Be Living Epistles 137
For the Presence of God While Working When Dealing with a Difficult Task 139
For God's Help in Coming to God 140
During a Serious Illness 141
For Illumination 142
God Is Everything 143
At the Start of a Day 144
On the Occasion of a Suicide On the Loss of a Pet 145
To Be Used Daily by God 146
Prayer of Confession 147
To Fill the Moment of Prayer with Meaning For a Greater Sense of God's Reality 148
For Our Friends the Animals Personal Dedication 150
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