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The Way We Pray
Prayer Practices from Around the World
Maggie Oman Shannon
ISBN: 9781573245715
Book (Paperback)
Conari Press
$16.95
5 1/4 x 7 1/4
254 pages
October 1, 2001


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The Way We Pray is the first book to explore prayer practices from the world's many religions. Author Maggie Oman Shannon presents and celebrates fifty wonderfully diverse prayer practices, creating the perfect guide for spiritual explorers everywhere.

Among the powerful and colorful rituals described in the book are walking a labyrinth, speaking affirmations, writing in a gratitude journal, displaying prayer flags, dressing in ceremonial costumes, reading sacred scriptures, listening to the resonant sounds of a prayer bowl, drawing a mandala, counting prater beads, fasting, writing haiku, and chanting.

For each practice described, Maggie Oman Shannon offers historical details, meanings and interpretations, and stories and anecdotes from practicioners she interviewed. She also includes suggestions for bringing these rituals into one's existing spiritual practice.

Maggie Oman Shannon, MA, is the senior minister of the Unity Spiritual Center of San Francisco where she has served as its spiritual leader since 2010. She is also a workshop/retreat facilitator, the host of Creative Spirit on Unity.fm radio, and the author of seven previous books including Prayers for Healing, The Way We Pray, A String and a Prayer, One God, Shared Hope, Prayers for Hope and Comfort, Crafting Calm, and Crafting Gratitude.
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