• Prayer Evolving: Five Personal Explorations into the Future of Prayer

    Author(s):
    Dennis Rivers (see profile)
    Date:
    2018
    Subject(s):
    Prayer, Meditation, Spirituality, Personality development, Interfaith worship, Religions
    Item Type:
    Book
    Permanent URL:
    https://doi.org/10.17613/bhy3-r919
    Abstract:
    This book can be understood as autobiographical theology, my attempt, over several decades, to make sense out of my long and intense practice of prayer and meditation in several different religious groups. Having eventually been drawn to the university study of interpersonal communication and human development, I began to see prayer as a slowly evolving conversation with one's Ground of Being (looking inward) and the Divine Presence (looking upward). How could that conversation change as a person traveled through the seasons of life? ~~~ I am deeply grateful to the artist, Vicky Brago-Mitchell, for allowing me to use so many of her fractal paintings to express the aliveness of the spiritual discoveries I describe. ~~~ CHAPTERS ~~~ Introduction ~~~ Chapter 1: Prayers Within the Heart of God ~~~ Chapter 2: Steps Toward a Theology of Continuing Incarnation ~~~ Chapter 3: Thoughts of the Life of Blessing ~~~ Chapter 4: An Ecology of Devotion ~~~ Chapter 5: Darshan is to Bless with Eyes and Heart ~~~ Epilogue: A Prayer of Saint Francis of the Allegorian Galaxy ~~~ (Seeking to follow the example of several of my beloved spiritual teachers, all of my writings on the life of prayer, including this book, are available free of charge in PDF format.)
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