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Being Here: Prayers for Curiosity, Justice, and Love

Being Here: Prayers for Curiosity, Justice, and Love

Current price: $22.99
Publication Date: January 23rd, 2024
Publisher:
William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
ISBN:
9780802883476
Pages:
175
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Description

"What is prayer? It's not a passport to heaven. If anything, it's a way of seeing here, a way of being here."

In Being Here, acclaimed poet and theologian P draig Tuama offers a thoughtful collection of prayers and essays to focus attention in a world full of distractions. Featuring thirty-one collects--an ancient five-fold form of prayer--this unconventional devotional invites readers into a daily rhythm of connection and creativity.

"The hope is that you can turn to a prayer with the story of your life, and in the little emptiness you create there, hear something, discern something, feel something that's connecting you to other things seeking out connection with you."

Each day's prayers are presented alongside Scripture and illuminating literary texts. The book concludes with four incisive essays on politics, community, and the contours of contemporary life as seen through biblical literature. P draig also teaches readers how they can embrace poetic form to expand their practice of prayer. In these pages, spiritual wayfarers will find a place both to rest and to grow their capacity for curiosity, justice, and love.

This is a way of living / That's worth living daily.