Every Eye Beholds You: A World Treasury Of Prayer

  • Publish Date: 1999-10-26
  • Binding: Hardcover

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Representing the sweep of global religious tradition, this is a book to turn to for solace and wisdom, inspiration and comfort. A rich and accessible anthology assembled from the traditions of many cultures and spanning thousands of years, Every Eye Beholds You ranges across the world to offer the riches of the spirit in all its glory. Here are prayers of consolation and celebration, prayers for help and protection, rites of passage, blessings on human endeavors, and hymns. Here are prayers of praise and awe, prayers to holy beings, prayers of the day and the seasons. The essential prayers of all major religions are included in their original languages as well as in English. The Lord's Prayer, for example, is reproduced in Aramaic, Greek, Latin, and both the Catholic and Protestant English versions. Vedic hymns, St. Clare's canticle of poverty, the Islamic Call to Prayer, Tibetan chants, and many more paths to the divine are represented. Including an introduction by Karen Armstrong, author of the bestselling A History of God, this is a book to savor, a vital collection for all readers interested in the divine and in mankind.

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