First published in 1989 and now available in a revised and newly designed edition, this bountiful treasury of prayers, rituals, and spiritual guidance from best-selling author and teacher Edward Hays is a celebration of the divine presence that unites all people and faiths of the world. Drawing from his life-long, planetary pilgrimage of spiritual discovery, Hays urges readers out of the narrow mindset of praying for one's personal needs into a way of prayer that is both global and cosmic. Poetic psalms, poignant blessings, and original rituals provide creative prayer experiences for the days of the week, the seasons of the year, and the extraordinary days of life. Discover why spiritual pilgrims of all faiths have found Edward Hays to be a wise and compassionate guide.
Trim size: 5.5 x 8.5 inches
Imprint: Forest of Peace
“It is a joy to find a book that celebrates and honors the widest range of human experience as godly and transforming. This book, grounded in the humility of human experience, invites radical amazement in the face of the mystery of being and rescues our vision from the rigidities of fear and prejudice. Prayers for a Planetary Pilgrim is a kind of homecoming—to ourselves, the planet, and to God.
Author of Reimagining Christianity
“Edward Hays' book is an invaluable resource offering insight, inspiration, and a wealth of expression that we can each use to enliven and deepen our prayers.”
Oriah Mountain Dreamer
Author of The Invitation
“A kind of Oxford Book of Prayer for our age.”
“Prayers for a Planetary Pilgrim is a kind of Oxford Book of Prayer for our age. It has the ring of freshness and immediacy, and I know of no compendium of prayer that is more lyrical or that seems as personal as this volume. Importantly, this book contains prayers suitable to many faiths, and therefore is a ringing endorsement of religious tolerance, which our world sorely needs. Wherever you may be on your spiritual path, this book will assist you.
Larry Dossey, M.D.
Author of The Extraordinary Healing Power
of Ordinary Things
“Will pry at the latches of your heart.”
“Ed Hays’ book presents itself as a manual of prayer, personal and communal, carefully attuned to the pivotal moment of history in which we live—this global threshold. The book is more than that: it is a kind of handbook for becoming fully alive. There are words in this book that will pry at the latches of your heart, words that will open you to the sunshine, and words that will bring you to the edge of tears.”
Bruno Barnhart, O.S.B. Cam.
Author of The Future of Wisdom