Praying with the Earth

A Prayerbook for Peace

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Author: J. Philip Newell

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780802866530

Category: Religion

Page: 74

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We as Jews, Christians, and Muslims share a common spiritual descent, yet painful divisions between us lie at the center of much conflict and war in the world today. Praying with the Earth: A Prayerbook for Peace articulates the deep longings for peace that unite these great spiritual traditions. For each morning and evening of the week, John Philip Newell provides strikingly beautiful and profound prayers that call us to be the people Jesus named blessed: those who know their need, those who weep, the humble, those who hunger for earth s oneness, the forgiving, the clear in heart, and the peacemakers. Whether prayed alone or with others, these richly illustrated, simple liturgies invite and inspire us to live as those whose hearts yearn for peace.

Praying with the Earth

A Prayerbook for Peace

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Author: John Philip Newell

Publisher: Canterbury Press Norwich

ISBN: 9781848250499

Category: Prayers

Page: 96

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Following the pattern of his bestselling Celtic Benediction, Philip Newell provides lyrically beautiful and profoundly theological prayers for morning and evening for each day of the week. Each begins with a Beatitude and is followed by a Prayer of Awareness, Scripture readings for meditation, a Prayer for the Life of the World and a Prayer of Blessing. It is richly illustrated throughout. Their theme could hardly be more critical. Divisions between Jews, Christians and Muslims are at the centre of much of the world's most serious places of conflict. Yet all three share the same spiritual descent from the household of Abraham. Praying With the Earth articulates the longings for peace that are closer to the heart of the world's spiritual traditions than their divisions. Morning and evening we open ourselves to the wisdom of our inherited Scriptures, to be enriched by others' understanding of the one God whom we call by different names, and especially to pray for peace.

A New Harmony

The Spirit, the Earth, and the Human Soul

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Author: J. Philip Newell

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118084533

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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A more holistic and natural way of thinking about faith In his previous book, Christ of the Celts, J. Philip Newell emphasized the Celtic view of the oneness of creation and humanity as expressed through Christ. In that poetic treatment of the wisdom of Celtic spirituality, Newell pointed the way to a more peaceful, harmonious, integrated Christianity. A New Harmony takes the next step forward in emphasizing the need to overcome divisions and find common ground and to reclaim the best of ancient Christian spirituality and a more holistic, natural way of thinking about faith. Offers a view of spirituality rooted in ancient insights that includes and extends beyond Christianity Presents the case for the need for "a new harmony" that is both mystical and relational The author J. Philip Newell is a well-known expert on Celtic Christianity and the author of the acclaimed Listening for the Heartbeat of God.

Water, Wind, Earth, and Fire

The Christian Practice of Praying with the Elements

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Author: Christine Valters Paintner

Publisher: Sorin Books

ISBN: 9781933495224

Category: Religion

Page: 149

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Organized around 'The Canticle of the Creatures' by St Francis of Assisi, this book considers the ways in which praying with the natural elements can enliven Christian spiritual life.

Celtic Treasure

Daily Scriptures and Prayer

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Author: J. Philip Newell

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 9780802829832

Category: Religion

Page: 256

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Newell's family prayer book engages the reality of family life with sensitivity and imagination, providing both starting points for reflection and deeper nourishment for authentic Christian life.

'Til Heaven Invades Earth

Power Principles About Praying for Others

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Author: Cindy Trimm

Publisher: Charisma Media

ISBN: 1629996033

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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Your prayers can change the world Praying for others is the key to the expansion of the kingdom of God. It is the foundational power we have to bring spiritual change into our physical world. It is the work of every believer. ´Til Heaven Invades Earth is a manual on intercessory prayer. In her powerful, direct style Cindy Trimm gives you practical insights into the importance and impact of intercessory prayer for your life and the lives of those you love. God calls us into the dance and dialogue of prayer because He is looking for partners to reach out and save our planet and its people. Once we discover how to pray for others, we don’t just get answers to our prayers, we become answers. Our hearts become knit together with God to establish His desires upon the earth: His blessings, His healing, His ways, His wisdom, His kingdom.

The Rebirthing of God

Christianity's Struggle for New Beginnings

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Author: John Philip Newell

Publisher: SkyLight Paths Publishing

ISBN: 1594735425

Category: Religion

Page: 160

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Dare to imagine a new birth from deep within Christianity, a fresh stirring of the Spirit. “The walls of Western Christianity are collapsing. In many parts of the West that collapse can only be described as seismic.... There are three main responses or reactions to this collapse. The first is to deny that it is happening. The second is to frantically try to shore up the foundations of the old thing. The third, which I invite us into, is to ask what is trying to be born that requires a radical reorientation of our vision. What is the new thing that is trying to emerge from deep within us and from deep within the collective soul of Christianity?” —from the Introduction In the midst of dramatic changes in Western Christianity, internationally respected spiritual leader, peacemaker and scholar John Philip Newell offers the hope of a fresh stirring of the Spirit among us. He invites us to be part of a new holy birth of sacred living. Speaking directly to the heart of Christians—those within the well-defined bounds of Christian practice and those on the disenchanted edges—as well as to the faithful and seekers of other traditions, he explores eight major features of a new birthing of Christianity: Coming back into relationship with the Earth as sacred Reconnecting with compassion as the ground of true relationship Celebrating the Light that is at the heart of all life Reverencing the wisdom of other religious traditions Rediscovering spiritual practice as the basis for transformation Living the way of nonviolence among nations Looking to the unconscious as the wellspring of new vision Following love as the seed-force of new birth in our lives and world

Grandad's Prayers of the Earth

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Author: Douglas Wood,Patrick James Lynch

Publisher: Candlewick Press

ISBN: 076360660X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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Because Grandad has explained how all things in the natural world pray and make a gift to the beauty of life, his grandson is comforted when Grandad dies.

Echo of the Soul

The Sacredness of the Human Body

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Author: Philip Newell

Publisher: Church Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 0819225479

Category: Religion

Page: 168

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Few issues have caused the church more difficulty through the ages than those surrounding the human body. Throughout much of Christian history, spiritual seekers have considered the body to be, at best, a hindrance to spiritual enlightenment, and, at worst, an enemy to be suppressed. Many of our contemporary negative preoccupations with physical appearance, image, and sexuality derive from this ancient and habitual denial of the notion that we were created in God’s image. In Echo of the Soul bestselling author J. Philip Newell finds that the human body, like creation, is actually the dwelling place of God. Using the Old Testament Wisdom literature, which informed Celtic spirituality’s positive understanding of what it means to be human, Newell looks at each part of the body as a sacred text that reveals something of the Divine. Looking back to a time before Christians began to distrust their physicality, Newell shows that our most ancient texts challenge modern assumptions about love, beauty, sexuality, learning, wisdom, power, and responsibility, and bridges the body/spirit divide.

Awed to Heaven, Rooted in Earth

Prayers of Walter Brueggemann

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Author: Walter Brueggemann

Publisher: Fortress Press

ISBN: 9781451419542

Category: Religion

Page: 174

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A collection of startlingly fresh and meaningful prayers, from Walter Brueggemann, a leading Christian thinker and scholar.

Earth Prayers

365 Prayers, Poems, and Invocations from Around the World

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Author: Elizabeth Roberts,Elias Amidon

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 006204821X

Category: Religion

Page: 480

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"An exquisite and powerful harvest, this – truly a Book of Common Prayer for our planet's people in this time." JOANNA MACY, author of 'Despair and Personal Power in the Nuclear Age'

Celtic Benediction

Morning and Night Prayer

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Author: J. Philip Newell

Publisher: Hymns Ancient and Modern Ltd

ISBN: 9781853113376

Category: Bible

Page: 83

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This beautifully illustrated daily prayer guide, which offers simple outlines for morning and night prayer, draws on the insights of Celtic spirituality to attune us living as God's children in today's world. Original prayers and sensitively chosen Bible texts for meditation enable us to recover what the Celts knew instincively: that God is present throughout his creation and that as human beings, we are made in his image and carry within us the seeds of holiness and the potential of glory.

Can I Pray With My Eyes Open?

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Author: Susan Brown

Publisher: Hyperion

ISBN: 9780786803286

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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In rhyming text, a child wonders how and when and where is the perfect way to say a prayer and realizes that there is no wrong time or place for prayer.

Earth Gospel

A Guide to Prayer for God's Creation

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Author: Sam Hamilton-Poore,Jane Wageman

Publisher: Upper Room

ISBN: 9780835899437

Category: Religion

Page: 221

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Listening for the Heartbeat of God

A Celtic Spirituality

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Author: J. Philip Newell

Publisher: Paulist Press

ISBN: 9780809137596

Category: Religion

Page: 112

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An overview of Celtic spirituality and its implications for us today.

Nature Spirituality

Praying with Wind, Water, Earth, Fire

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Author: Mark G. Boyer

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 162189889X

Category: Religion

Page: 150

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The presence of the Divine is everywhere. That is both a comfort and a challenge. We are consoled to know that God is with us, but being human we need a sign, something to touch, see, hear, taste, smell. We need something of the ordinary to name the non-touchable, invisible, unable-to-be-heard, tasteless, odorless God's presence with us. So, we employ metaphors, figures of speech which literally denote one kind of object in place of another, to suggest a likeness or analogy. In this book, the metaphors used for God come out of the Bible; they are the four elements of nature for the Greeks: wind, water, earth, and fire. Wind is a metaphor for God's Spirit. Water refers to God as the source of life. Earth, from which we are created, bears God's fingerprints and footprints. And fire reminds us of the God who purifies and draws all creation to himself. This nature spirituality book consists of four chapters--wind, water, earth, fire--each of which contains twenty, four-part exercises of prayer: a few verses from Scripture, a reflection, a journal exercise, and a concluding prayer.

Authority in Prayer

Praying with Power and Purpose

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Author: Dutch Sheets

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 1441202161

Category: Religion

Page: 192

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Beginning with your private world--your thoughts, body, actions, and ultimately your God-ordained destiny--you can take charge. Authority is yours for the taking. Then, because God established and so honors the principle of authority, He will back you as you walk in the government He has delegated to you concerning your extended world--your home, family, business, and possessions. Finally, God's plan is for you to partner with Him on the earth in broader realms of influence and authority--your universal world. Jesus, the sovereign King over the earth, wants to rule institutions, cultures, societies, and governments through you and your prayers. Authority in Prayer will show you how to take hold of God's promises and pray with the authority He wants you to have. God needs you. Are you ready to use your God-given authority to further His kingdom?

Working with Oneness

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Author: Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee

Publisher: The Golden Sufi Center

ISBN: 1890350052

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 155

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Working with Oneness brings mysticism into the center of the marketplace -- into the world of business and technology -- and shows how we can work with it in everyday life. Humanity has been given access to the secrets of oneness, but we need to learn how to work with them. The dynamic energy of oneness has the potential to heal the planet and revolutionize life more than we can imagine, but it requires our individual participation and awareness to become fully alive. Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee provides a blueprint for working consciously with this energy. He stresses the need to change from hierarchical, patriarchal power structures to organic patterns that allow for the free flow of energy and ideas. The Internet already provides a model for a non-hierarchical structure, and the explosive growth of the Web shows the potency of this model. It portrays a unified network that has the potential for global consciousness. We need to understand the dynamics of oneness that gave birth to this model, and how it can function on all levels. On a physical level it can enable goods to flow directly to where they are needed. On the level of human consciousness it points to an interconnectivity of consciousness as the next step in our development. Working with Oneness discusses a number of additional important topics, including: the changing energy structure of the planet; the power of individual consciousness; the danger of the desire for spiritual security; the return of joy to everyday life; the awakening of the heart of the world; a new understanding of magic; the use of the imagination; and mystical participation in life with the energy of oneness. Working with Oneness shows how to participatein life free of the patterns of the past, so that the divine can come alive in every moment of every day.