Pray All Ways

Pray All Ways

A Book for Daily Worship Using All Your Senses 

Author: Edward M. Hays

Price: $15.95

Format: Paperback

Pages: 224

Trim size: 5 x 7 inches

ISBN: 978-0-939516-81-0

Imprint: Forest of Peace

On-sale date: October 1, 2007

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This new edition of Edward Hays's pioneering book on prayer (more than 40,000 copies sold) stands apart in a crowded field of book on how to pray with its unique interpretation of the biblical command to "pray always"—a call to pray creatively, at all times, and in every circumstance. Featuring a new introduction and beautifully designed text for reflective reading and prayer, Pray All Ways stresses God's gift of our senses. Learn how to pray with your eyes and noses, your taste buds and hunger pains, and your hands and feet. Each of the fifteen chapters features ways to pray as well as the author's original, creative, and soul-stirring prayers. Hays invites readers—whether they are on the go or at rest, awake or asleep—to celebrate the Creator by enjoying and sharing God's gift of prayer.


"His gifts are infectious."

"Although we have never met, Edward Hays has been my teacher for more than twenty years. From him, I have learned that there is no line between the sacred and the secular on this earth. All life is holy, including the parts that bend and break. With his help, I now pray as easily at the planting of a garden or the burial of a pet as I do at the blessing of a marriage or the baptism of a child. Best of all, his gifts are infectious. Those moved by the beauty of his language and the reach of his imagination will soon find their own capacities enriched."

Barbara Brown Taylor, Author of
Leaving Church: A Memoir of Faith. 10/2/07

"Creative, refreshing style."

"The writings of Ed Hays have had a definite impact on my spiritual journey. His creative, refreshing style is always joined with depth and wisdom. Ed Hays' books have helped me find innovative ways to pray holistically and to live in a meaningful, joy-filled manner."

Joyce Rupp, Author of May I Have This Dance?

"A pioneer."

"Edward Hays has been a pioneer manifesting a daring mystical sensibility and an unbridled imagination that makes his vision of Christianity consistently fresh and invigorating. All of his books are graced with an appreciation for all the world's religions, popular culture, and humor."

Spirituality & Practice

"Both depth and breadth."

"There are few people who consistently give us both depth and breadth—while never closing that clever and humorous edge—as Ed Hays. If a holy man is one who does not take himself too seriously, then Ed is such a man. Fortunately, he always takes God and his readers very seriously!"

Richard Rohr, O.F.M.

"In the vanguard of spiritual writers."

"Fr. Ed Hays is in the vanguard of spiritual writers who remind us over and over that God is in our lives, in the midst of our messy world, that Christianity is about incarnation. The task of twenty-first century saints, Ed Hays reminds us, will be to find God in the ten thousand things of the here and now."

Rich Heffern, National Catholic Reporter<

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