Entries tagged with “Prayer”

4 Moving Meditations to Still Your Mind

When you consider a practice of meditation, you probably envision yourself with eyes closed, sitting cross-legged and immobile. Yet many spiritual exercises use postures and moveme…

5 Ways to Say Grace

Here are a few of the many ways to say grace.

A Centering Prayer

"After experiencing silence and surrender in yoga, I returned to ancient Christian prayer techniques and postures with renewed interest and a willingness to be playful. In the process, I discovered prayer practices that have opened places in my heart to which I didn’t previously have access."

A Heart Exposed

A Heart Exposed: Talking to God with Nothing to Hide (A Book of Prayers)by Steven JamesOne of the most beautiful gifts of Steven James’s book, A Heart Exposed, is that the prayer-p…

A Nun on the Run

Chicago Marathoner Combines Spiritual Life and Running

A Prayer for All Beings

This winter I was in the Bahamas at the Sivananda Yoga Ashram for an interfaith symposium, a very good place to be if you are seeking a break from the cold New England winters! I f…

A Prayer That’s Always Answered

Prayer is a way to recenter one’s life on an energy beyond success, money, or recognition. “Prayer moves us back to the center.”

A Prayer to Comfort Those Passing

In these heartbreaking times, being together during life's passages is often impossible. Rabbi Rami shares a prayer to bring comfort to those who are passing.

A Prayer to Welcome the New Year

Turn the page on a terrible, divisive 2020 with prayer—even if you don’t normally pray and you don’t know who to pray to.

Anne Lamott: Life as a Black-Belt Codependent

The best-selling author of Bird by Bird and Operating Instructions reflects on her latest book, Help, Thanks, Wow, and the challenge of accepting love in a culture of arm’s-length perfection.

Balancing Life by the Rule

The point of a rule of life, for communities or individuals, is that life should be lived in balance, with God as the focal point.

Beyond

Buddhist and Christian PrayersTina Turner, Dechen Shak-Dagsay and Regula CurtiThe hauntingly beautiful opening “Alleluia” gives way to a Buddhist chant, then blends the spirit of t…

Body Prayer for Every Day

Engage your whole body in prayer. “Body prayer tries to eliminate the dualistic frame of mind and reminds us that the body is good.”

Breath as Prayer

Many forms of prayer take the same amount of time to complete. This time—especially with 5.5-second breathing—has powerful physiological benefits.

Breathe, Don’t Plead: An Idea of Prayer

“Prayer, to me, is more about silence than words—or as Jefferies says—it’s about being ‘rapt in the fullness of the moment.’”

Create a Healing Circle

Become an “energetic activist” by joining with others to create a collective healing circle in difficult times.

Creative Spiritual Practices for Your Family this Lent

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Divine Depiction: The Use of Icons for Prayer and Transformation

More than religious art, iconography is an entry point into divine presence.

Don't Worry, Be Quiet: or, How I Learned that Rest Is a Choice

In a poem called “Lost I,” Gottfried Benn talks of “the world thought to pieces.” I get that. I ruminate and deconstruct until my thoughts contort into what I affectionately term “…

Elizabeth Gilbert on her new novel, "The Signature of All Things"

Charting the border between science and spirituality.What led you to explore the subject of botany? My parents gave me a copy of a book that had belonged to my great-grandfather, a…