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Book details
  • Genre:RELIGION
  • SubGenre:Spirituality
  • Language:English
  • Pages:100
  • eBook ISBN:9780997037104

Bridge to the Sacred: A Collection of Interfaith Prayers

200 Prayers and Meditations Chosen from the World’s Religions

by L.E. McCullough and Rev. Elizabeth Bansavage

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Overview

"Bridge to the Sacred: A Collection of Interfaith Prayers" presents 200 prayers and meditations for daily renewal chosen from faiths around the globe … prayers from across the centuries seeking to encourage the Divine in our human world. The prayers are organized by everyday concerns — 40 topics from Adversity to Wisdom — and range from brief mantras to mini-homilies, from ancient chants to modern encomiums.

Description

THE ENGLISH word prayer derives from much older words in Latin and Sanskrit meaning “request” and “ask”. Most of us, no matter what our denominational upbringing, first know prayer as a means of asking favor, a request for supernatural intervention in our lives and in the course of human history. Yet prayer is more than mere supplication, more than giving thanks, more than celebrating and expressing passion. It is the closest thing to attaining genuine face-time with an invisible divinity, the best way we know to foster a direct and intimate relationship with the Divine — a relationship we hope will lead to our transformation into a more perfect embodiment of that divinity during our time on this earth. BRIDGE TO THE SACRED presents a collection of prayers from many faiths and many centuries … prayers devised by many minds searching to enhance the divinity in our human world. The prayers are organized by everyday concerns and range from brief mantras to mini-homilies, from ancient chants to modern encomiums. Despite the diversity of origin and literary form, these prayers demonstrate one very important fact: prayer does more than allow God to hear us — it allows us to hear God in ourselves and our world. Let us pray …

About the author

L.E. McCULLOUGH is a versatile freelance journalist and author who has published 49 books in fiction, non-fiction, drama, essay and audiobook fields. His books include “Stories of the Songs of Christmas”, “Plays of Ancient Israel: Legends from the Bible”, “Story of the Creche”, “Children’s Illustrated Lives of the Saints”, “111 Shakespeare Monologues for Teens” (with Lisa Bansavage), “American Cabaret and the New Theatre of Conscience” (with Claude McNeal) and “The Complete Irish Tinwhistle Tutor”. www.lemccullough.com

REVEREND ELIZABETH BANSAVAGE is an Ordained Interfaith minister. She is dedicated to creating unique and personal ceremonies for life’s most meaningful milestones. She has officiated over 600 weddings, baby blessings and funeral services. As the daughter of an Interfaith couple, she has always been attracted to diverse paths to the Divine and considers herself a lifelong student and spiritual seeker. Her Asian-inspired garden is an extension of her personal spiritual practice and a serene and beautiful setting for intimate weddings and baby blessings. www.revbansavage.com

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