The Book of Prayer

The Book of Prayer

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Author: Renuka Narayanan
Publisher: Penguin/Viking
Year: 2001
Language: English
Pages: 377
ISBN/UPC (if available): 0670911461


Compiled and edited by India's popular columnist on religion, this collection of the prayers of so many human beings across time and space offers moving proof that we all crave the same protection and deliverance.

The Book of Prayer is a multi-faith collection of prayers, sayings and devotional poems, brought together as inspirations and reflections for each day of the year. Represented here are all the world's major faiths and traditions : Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Jainism, Judaism, Sikhism and Zoroastrianism.

Prophets, saints, and ordinary seekers, some known, many anonymous, show us the way to a celebration of the Divine and a sacred connection with all life. Contained in these pages is the wisdom of the great religious texts, among them the Upanishads, the Bible, the Quran, the Dhammapada and the Adi Granth. There are verses by mystics and saint-poets like.

Kabir, Bulle Shah, Lal Ded, Meera Bai, Jnaneshwar, Aandal, Mahadeviakka and St. Francis of Assisi, and poems by famous literary figures like John Donne, Christina Rossetti and Gerard Manly Hopkins. Also included are songs of hope composed by people coping with the compulsions of everyday life—farmers, sailors, doctors and students.