Earth Prayers

Path of the Friend

EARTH PRAYERS
from around the world

Edited by Elizabeth Roberts and Elias Amidon

This best-selling anthology of prayers and poetry from around the world in honor of the Earth initiated a whole style of prayer collections in this format.

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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.

“A treasure! Belongs on the bookshelf of everyone who loves our precious Planet Earth.”
Hazel Henderson, author of The Politics of the Solar Age.

“Through this extraordinary collection of prayers from all the world and from all historical periods we finally awaken to the presence of the divine that comes to us through the Earth and the entire natural world.
Thomas Berry, author of The Dream of the Earth.

Readers Comments:

“I am an ordained Interfaith minister. This book is my Bible, my hymnal, my book of devotions. These are not traditional prayers or prayer forms. These entries span time, space, and culture, to give us words to bless our newborns and our dying, to give thanks and seek comfort, to experience the Divinity that is “I Am.””

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“Thank you Elizabeth and Elias for compiling this wonderful book of earth honoring prayers. I’ve used it many times to find an appropriate opening or closing to classes or other gatherings where a moment of earth gratitude and awareness was called for. In fact, I’ve used it so much that I lost it and need to buy another one! It is also a rich source of prayers to use for personal spiritual work, prayers that help slow me down enough to remember the sacredness of the natural world. Even if I’m hard at work in the city and can’t be physically present in some of nature’s more healing places, at least I can remember to feel the earth beneath my feet, and to honor her. It is a great book just to pick up and browse through, and contains prayers that are ancient and full of the energy of thousands of our ancestors, and prayers that represent a new awakening to our lost heritage. An earth bible for earth lovers!”

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“My 18 year old Eagle Scout asked for this book to bring to a summer job in the Boundry Waters. He uses it daily as a personal guide and as a devotion book with his groups. He loves it and would recommend all young people use it as a daily reminder that God is everywhere.”


LIFE PRAYERS
from around the world

Edited by Elizabeth Roberts and Elias Amidon

This is our second anthology of prayers and poetry from around the world – these celebrating the human journey from birth to death.

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“This delicious collection of prayers is a celebration of wisdom and blessing for all life’s passages. The luminous words of comfort, insight, and joy will be a treasured companion that will travel with you through all the bright days and dark nights of the Earthwalk.”
Joan Borysenko, Ph.D., author of Fire In The Soul

“This treasury of wise and loving words is a rich collection of poetry that inspires and teaches us.”
Joan Halifax, author of The Fruitful Darkness

Readers Comments:

I am always on the lookout for any reminder of the beauty and wonder of living. In Life Prayers, I found a generous serving. Here is a book to carry you through the ordinary days of living and the not so ordinary times in life when we are caught off guard and lose our way. This eclectic mix of prayers, blessings and affirmations, will help you find your way back to a heart of gratitude. Its very earthy quality, carries on the tradition of reverence for all life which was started in the first book: “Earth Prayers”. “

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“Those who have bought the editor’s first volume, Earth Prayers will not be disappointed with this second collection of inspirational poems, prayers, chants, blessings, and invocations from around the world, from some of the most visionary thinkers, both past and present. This book has a truly impressive range of material.

This collection celebrates life and the life cycle. The selections are subdivided by categories: affirmations/invocations to life in general, honoring a kinship with all life, dark night of the soul, prayers for solidarity and justice, womensprayers, birth, coming of age, courtship, marriage, healing, mid-life, growing old, death, moments of grace and illumination, and praises for the earth. This is a great resource for those involved in running ecumenical services of any sort, any group that uses affirmations as part of it’s groupwork, and for individuals who wish to make prayer a part of their daily lives. If you see the sacred in all things and are looking for something more than one religious traditions’ teachings have to offer, this multicultural prayerbook is for you.”

PRAYERS FOR A THOUSAND YEARS
blessings and expressions of hope for the new millennium

Edited by Elizabeth Roberts and Elias Amidon

Our final anthology of prayers and poetry – this one collected from spiritual teachers, poets, activists, political leaders, youth, artists and visionaries – offering their invocations and insights in honor of the beginning of the millennium.

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“This book will help change the course of the world.”Robert Muller, former Secretary General to the United Nations

“This extraordinary collection is a single prayer to the coming millennium.” –¬† Roshi Joan Halifax, founder, Upaya Zen Center

“This is the honest, oracular, many-footed gathering we’ve been listening for.”Coleman Barks, author of The Essential Rumi

“A grace-full assemblage of essential world wisdom to remind us to be awake, aware, and alive in the new millennium!” –¬† Justine and Michael Toms, co-founders of New Dimensions Radio and co-authors of True Work

“An ecumenical prayer book for all who care for the future of the human familyand all life on mother earth.”Hazel Henderson, author of Building a Win-Win World

“I pray for all of the prayers, desires, and hopes expressed in this volume to come to fruition in the next millennium for all of God’s creations.”Bernie Siegel, M.D., author of Love, Medicine, and Miracles

“Prayer is not a luxury but a necessity for our collective sanity and preservation in the approaching millennium. This blessed book shows the way.”Larry Dossey, M.D., author of Healing Words and Be Careful What You Pray For