Jan 31, Stephanie rated it it was amazing. It took me about 6 months to finish this book. I was able to think about each of the passages in depth. The bottom line - this book is so very lovely and allows the reader to look deep inside themselves to think about our place on this earth and whether we are leaving it better for the next generation.
Somet It took me about 6 months to finish this book. Sometimes I did feel a melancholy sadness about it all - is this all there really is? But in the end, I think everyone reading this book will become more introspective and will return to it again and again for guidance on living and making a difference in this world before we die. Good selection from multitude of sources A selection of prayers and meditations from a wide variety of sources: poetry, religion, wise men and women. This book can help us express gratitude and allow us to feel part of something bigger than ourselves.
Many of the selections could simply be understood by reading some poetry, but overall a decent enough selection that anyone should be able to find a specific idea they are looking for. Dec 17, Ryan rated it it was amazing. I Truly Love This Book. It Belongs on the bookshelf of everyone who loves our Precious Earth. An exquisite and Powerful harvest, this truly a Book Of Common Prayer for our planet's people in this time.
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Jul 14, Brooke Dierkhising rated it it was amazing. Beautiful collection of poetry and prayers. I keep it out on my coffee table and look at it often.
It puts me in a place of calm and gratitude. Jul 01, Jacquline rated it liked it. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. What a read. I learned so much about the different cultures from around the world in one book. The editors included prayers and poems from all around the world, including environmentalist mission statements from various congregations around the world.
Although I was expecting more prayers than poems, I still enjoyed the book. It's broken up in many sections, with an introduction on what the section is about. It was shocking to not see anything written by John Muir because he is famous for the wo What a read.
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It was shocking to not see anything written by John Muir because he is famous for the work that he has done in the environment; the editors only mentioned him by name, which is not good enough for a man who devoted his life for nature. As diverse this book is, I think the editors only focused on certain cultures like Native American, Indian, and Asian. In addition, there were not many church prayers.
The editors did not include any of this, which is really bad judgment on their part, especially since the book is titled Earth Prayers from around the World. Also, the editors should have included the names of the poems by the several authors listed in the book. There's no reason not to include the title; it's not even listed in the index. Lastly, I disliked the Calender of Earth Prayers. The reasons for some of the holidays that are celebrated are absolutely ludicrous.
For example, the reason why we celebrate French Bastille Day: A day to consider the liberty and kinship of all creation. Bastille Day was so the French can get their revolution from kings and queens. Clearly, they did not do their research as well as they should have if they missed so much. Shelves: spirituality-and-religion , daily-reading.
This is a daily reading book that I read in Some days are better than others.
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The book is divided into various groupings of readings e. My only pet peeve is that the readings are not numbered or dated, and I wasn't sure how to count the introductions to each chapter.
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That is This is a daily reading book that I read in I come into the peace of wild things who do not tax their lives with forethought of grief. I come into the presence of still water. And I feel above me the day-blind stars waiting with their light. For a time I rest in the grace of the world, and am free. Mar 24, Molly rated it really liked it Shelves: books.
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Lovely collection of readings, poems, and prayers with a ecological emphasis. Some really spoke to my heart, others did not mostly those that use traditional Judeo-Christian language , but it is such a large collection that there is something for everyone.
I appreciate how many of the readings brought a sense of the sacred, a touch of the holy, to everyday, natural events and concepts. I read this book over the course of a year, little-by-little, as I sat at my home altar each afternoon. Aug 22, Salena rated it liked it. The thing that bothers me about this book is that it is really more of a collection of poetry than a collection of prayers. Yes, some of them are prayers and invocations, but the vast majority are poems with an ecological bent. But that's a lot of poetry. And it is in dying that we are born to Eternal Life.
Time to Say Goodbye — Annie Dougherty As we lay our hands upon you, Before your final rest, Our hearts surround to love you, And thank you for your best. Our home you watched and treasured, Our lives you truly blessed. Lessening now your burdens, We tend your tired bones.
Let us be your pillow, Then wings to take you home. Old friend, leap to Heaven, Suffering released! As we lay our hands upon you, before your final rest, our hearts surround to love you, and thank you for your best.
Loosening now your burdens, we tend your tired bones. Let us be your pillow, then wings to take you home. Old friend, leap to Heaven, suffering released! Catholic Prayer for the Animals -Author Unknown Heavenly Father, our human ties with our friends of other species is a wonderful and special gift from You. We now ask You to grant our special animal companions your Fatherly care and healing power to take away any suffering they have.
Give us, their human friends, a new understanding of our responsibilities to these creatures of yours.
YOU ARE VERY SPECIAL
They have trust in us as we have trust in You; We are on this earth together to give one another friendship, affection and caring. Take our heartfelt prayers and fill Your ill or suffering animals with healing Light and strength to overcome whatever weakness of body they have. Here mention the names of the animals needing prayer Your goodness is turned upon every living thing and Your grace flows to all Your creatures.
Grant to our special animal companions long and healthy lives. Give them good relationships with and if You see fit to take them from us, help us to understand that they are not gone from us, but only drawing closer to You. Grant our petitions through the intercession of good St. Francis of Assisi, who honored You through all Your creatures. May I Go? Jackson May I go now? Do you think the time is right? May I say good-bye to pain-filled days and endless lonely nights?