Praying with the Earth: A Prayer Book for Peace
offers morning and evening prayers of peace not only for Christians, but supplications for the peace of the entire world. As such, thsi book addresses a growing awareness and conciousness that if peace is to be achieved we must not only work together, but God must be petitioned in humility and repentance.
Following the pattern of his popular Celtic Benediction
, Philip Newell provides lyrical and theologically profound prayers for morning and evening each day of the week. These devotions celebrate the spiritual legacy shared by Jews, Christians, and Muslims and articulate the longings for peace that are closer to the heart of these spiritual traditions than their divisions.
Ideal for personal devotions, this book also provides a versatile liturgical resource appropriate for Christian or interfaith use.
Each devotion features:
- A Beatitude
- A Prayer of Awareness
- Meditative Readings from the Psalms, the Gospel of Matthew, and the Qu'ran
- A Prayer for the Life of the World
- A Prayer of Blessing
- Rich full-color illustrations drawn from Jewish, Christian, and Islamic art