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Beyond Words : 15 Ways of Doing Prayer - Kirsten Ingram

Beyond Words

15 Ways of Doing Prayer

Paperback Published: 1st September 2004
ISBN: 9780819219732
Number Of Pages: 128

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Author Kristen Johnson Ingram was photographing Native American dancers at an Oregon powwow when an official tapped her on the shoulder and asked her to stop taking pictures. "This is the prayer the dancer is doing," he explained. For people of faith, Ingram realized, there are many forms of prayer besides the ones we speak with our lips: devout Jews bow while reading Torah; Episcopalians stand, sit, or kneel in church; exuberant Christians raise their arms; and mystics of all denominations walk while murmuring the Jesus Prayer. As Christians, we can use our entire bodies to praise God, transforming simple acts like hearing music, looking at shafts of sunlight, or walking in the woods into acts of prayer that celebrate God's presence in everyday life. Beyond Words is a book for spiritual adventurers who seek new ways to pray. Readers can put into practice the concepts they find here, making the book not just a source of inspiration but a springboard to action that deepens their prayer lives and draws them closer to God.

Forewordp. vii
explorefaith.org books: An Introductionp. xi
Doing Prayerp. 1
Walking into the Fire of Prayerp. 8
Walking the Sacred Circlep. 14
A Prayer the Dancer Doesp. 23
Sacred Hearingp. 31
Making Music, Making Prayerp. 40
The Prayer of the Eyep. 46
Gazing into Mysteryp. 53
Making Art, Doing Prayerp. 61
Hands in the Earth: The Prayer of Plantingp. 71
Hearth Prayersp. 78
Holy Foodp. 84
The Wedding Banquetp. 91
Sacred and Secretp. 98
Beyond Doingp. 103
Notesp. 109
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ISBN: 9780819219732
ISBN-10: 0819219738
Series: Explorefaith.Org
Audience: BAC
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 128
Published: 1st September 2004
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 13.8  x 0.86
Weight (kg): 0.18
Edition Number: 1