Prayer

(placeholder)
(placeholder)

prayer is often confined...

...to a sort of wish list to a “Santa Claus Jesus.” But truer, more-holy, prayer is so much more wholly–involving of our complete lives. Some folks have found ways of prayer through mindfulness to breath, in how they move and dance, with affirmative efforts of justice and compassion, in service to the more-than-human world, and even in how they respond to drivers who cut them off in rush-hour traffic and colleagues who treat them without respect in business dealings.


Some describe prayer as a dance with the divine. It is an intimate practice of relationship wherein we graciously, mindfully, humbly seek more to follow God’s lead than be the leader.  So might prayer be compared to a conversation between human and divine hearts, wherein we  who are human are more inclined to listen for God, rather than always only concerned with telling God what is on our mind.


Another metaphor for prayer has also been described as a walk in the park for the Lover and the beloved; sometimes the best part is when there is nothing left to say and the two simply enjoy being in each other’s presence, silently, devotedly, with a joy that soars in on the wings of commitment and companionship.


You are invited to follow the links on the upper left side of this page to discover a few fresh possibilities for prayer that others have found enriching.

about prayer (oboedire)


anabaptist prayer book


answering your own prayers


approaching prayer (sof - npr)


cave-digger: manual labor as prayer form


centering prayer


circles in the sand -- ephemeral beach labyrinths


compilation of various prayers


contemplative mind - centering prayer


contemplative mind - jesus prayer


contemplative prayer (@ explorefaith.org)


contemplative prayer for everyone


contemplative prayer primer


cultivating a quiet mind


daily bearings (bubble prayers)


daily office


definition: one simple powerful one


disposition of the heart


divine dance: practicing     

    spiritual discipline of prayer


explorefaith.org- prayer


franciscan blessing (a non-traditional prayer)


silent embrace (essay)


first prayer


gravity glue: a contemplative practice in nature


growing still prayer -- Br. D S-R


having a prayer (essay)


invocation of spirit


labyrinth prayer worship: listening for spirit


lectio divina practice (oboedire)


light a candle - sacred action


listening generously -- dr. rachel naomi remen (sof)


“Lord’s Prayer”--

        ~ abwoon d'bwashmaya

        ~ aramaic

        ~ contemporary

        ~ from new zealand

        ~ non-theistic


mandalas of sand


merton prayer (video)


mezuzah practice


mindfulness prayer (essay)


new hymn -- an invocation


practices for finding peace


pray as you go ...

     ... prayer for a mobile lifestyle


praying in color


praying with the earth:

        a prayer book for peace


oboedire: a site for attentive spiritual formation


poem, reflection, and prayer


prayer for last breaths


prayer at listening (j.s.harper)


prayers for living


prayer for the traveler


prayers for peace, community,    

                         patience & foresight


prayer for when it all finally goes right


prayer of peace (song video)


prayer post website


prayer station ideas


prayer walking


praying church


praying in color


praying the labyrinth


quiet garden ministry practice


river prayer for pentecost


rumi prayers


(links continued in next column)