"Whatever degree of prayer one is in, it is love that is primary."
Fire Within: St. Teresa of Avila, St. John of the Cross, and the Gospel - on Prayer' - Thomas Dubay, S.M.
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1 "Prayer is as necessary for the soul as air is for the body. The fruit of prayer is vision; the action of prayer is love." Summons to Life, Contemporary Christian Insights (Martin Israel)

2 "Make us find ourselves again in our love for you, brotherly earth!" Minas Dimakis (1916-1980), Greek poet and essayist The Way of The Earth, Encounters with Nature in Ancient and Contemporary Thought (T. C. McLuhan)

3 "I learned to pray, not because I had adequately argued out prayer's rationality, but because I desperately needed help from a Power greater than my own. I learned that God, much more than a theological proposition, is an immediately available Resource." Harry Emerson Fosdick The Mind of Jesus (William Barclay)

4 "Any hand that is not sometimes folded in prayer will in the end turn into the predatory claw." Origins of the Sacred (Dudley Young)

5 "The best way to pray is: stop. Let prayer pray within you, whether you know it or not. This means a deep awareness of your true inner identity." Thomas Merton Centering Prayer, Renewing an Ancient Christian Prayer Form (M. Basil Pennington, O.C.S.O.)

6 "As you pray, feel a Oneness, a unity in all life where there is no separation, for all is One." The Spirit of Findhorn (Eileen Caddy)

7 "The power of prayer lies in its ability to soften and attune us." Alchemy, The Art of Transformation (Jay Ramsay)

8 "The Shahadah is the Islamic prayer of unity: 'La illaha illa Ilah hu' (Nothing exists save God). It is like the Jewish prayer: 'Hear, O Israel, the Lord thy God, the Lord is One.'" One River, Many Wells: Wisdom Springing from World Faiths (Matthew Fox)

9 "Prayer is about strengthening the heart. 'Courage' comes from the French words for a large heart, and that is what prayer is about." Wrestling with the Prophets, Essays on Creation Spirituality and Everyday Life (Matthew Fox)

10 "To labor is to pray." St. Benedict of Nursia (480?-554), Patriarch of Western monks, motto of the Benedictine Order The Great Thoughts (George Seldes, compiler)

11 "We pray because we can stretch beyond our narcissism, knowing that our life is a grace and that the mysteries we are born into ask for acknowledgment." The Soul's Religion, Cultivating a Profoundly Spiritual Way of Life (Thomas Moore)

12 "Will the Old Mother who guides the birds and animals, and teaches them to care for their young, and to build the simple nests and dens of their kind, will She remain silent to the need of the noblest of her creatures?" Healing: The Divine Art (Manly P. Hall)

13 "Every prayer is heard in some way that is incomprehensible to our minds." Entering the Castle: An Inner Path to God and Your Soul (Caroline Myss)

14 "Through prayer we can work miracles in our lives. We have so much more power than we are using yet – to heal disease, repair relationships, reconcile nations, protect our cities, and transform our world." The Gift of Change, Spiritual Guidance for a Radically New Life (Marianne Williamson)

15 "Commune with God daily, whatever your religion or spiritual path. With a tremendous intensity of love, make contact with the divine spark that dwells within your heart. Send that love out to the world." Saint Germain's Prophecy for the New Millennium (Elizabeth Clare Prophet)

16 "Hildegard of Bingen teaches that prayer is essentially the inhaling and exhaling of the one breath of the universe." The Coming of the Cosmic Christ (Matthew Fox)

17 "Where people are praying for peace the cause of peace is being strengthened by their very act of prayer, for they are themselves becoming immersed in the spirit of peace." John Macquarrie, 'The Concept of Peace' Macmillan Dictionary of Religious Quotations (Margaret Pepper, editor)

18 "Prayer takes the mind out of the narrowness of self-interest, and enables us to see the world in the mirror of the holy." Abraham Joshua Heschel, 'The Essence of Spiritual Living' Macmillan Dictionary of Religious Quotations (Margaret Pepper, editor)

19 "Prayer is the act by which man opens himself to the total values for wholeness that exist in each situational moment of his life." Elizabeth B. Howes and Sheila Moon, 'Man the Choicemaker' The Choice Is Always Ours (Dorothy B. Phillips, Chief Editor)

20 "Pray for all government leaders – that they will make decisions consistent with love, consistent with life. Your prayers and goodwill have their effect….Bless everything that lives and shares life with you upon this planet….Pray for everyone." A Course in Miracles - A Gift For All Mankind (Tara Singh)

21 "Wherever you turn yourselves to pray, there is the Face of Allah." Quran, 2:109 Mysticism and Ecumenism (Robley Edward Whitson)

22 "According to the principle of 'ask and you will receive', spiritual food is freely available to us all from within ourselves." The Alternative Gospel (John Baldock)

23 "The practices of prayer and meditation help us touch the most valuable seeds that are within us, and they put us in contact with the ground of our being." Living Buddha, Living Christ (Thich Nhat Hanh)

24 "Meister Eckhart describes prayer at its best as a sinking down into 'God's dearest will', a lovely phrase which of course can be taken naively but might also be understood as the affectionate and benign source of our lives." The Soul's Religion, Cultivating a Profoundly Spiritual Way of Life (Thomas Moore)

25 "Do not presume that your prayers are not answered, because they are. It is up to you to receive and listen. Practice silence and contemplation as a means of continually attuning to the one clear voice of the divine that is present within your soul." Entering the Castle: An Inner Path to God and Your Soul (Caroline Myss)

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Tracy Harris
Thursday, March 6, 2014
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Being Radiant

What a lovely group of amazing work. Thank you for this.


betsy caprio
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
bcaprio@centerforsacredpsychology.org
http://www.centerforsacredpsychology.org
center for sacred psychology los angeles

I would like to contact Richard Roberts to ask permission to reprint the cover art from his Tales for Jung Folk on our website. We have a spiritual astrology section, and this would be a great addition to it--as an personification of the energies of Saturn. Can you help me find Richard? Many thanks, Betsy Caprio, D.Min.


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Tuesday, October 8, 2013
namasteteachings@telus.net
http://www.namastepublishing.com
Vancouver, BC

We have a new book "The Coming Interspiritual Age" By Kurt Johnson and David Ord. Its a book you will want to read. If you are interested in the Intersprititual Movement this book is for you. go to http://www.geoffreybraxtonlittle.com/


Amy Shearer
Thursday, September 12, 2013
ZamRich@gmail.com
http://thewhitetygress.blogspot.com
Canada Abbotsford

When someone hurts someone we love, our first instinct is to attack them back, that is not who we are... We need to learn to listen to our spirit and not our minds...


Pono Nicole Stadler
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
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http://www.PonoArts.com
PONO Switzerland - Hawaii

ALOHA :-) how can i get in touch with the author richard roberts book of tarot and revelations? any suggestions welcome, it?s on family matters!


Maria Estrada
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
maeestrada@yahoo.es

Do you know where can I find books from Agnes Sanford in The Netherlands? Thanks for your help


Willem Peter Hartgring
Monday, November 21, 2011
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http://www.willempeterhartgring.com
The Dator Formarum Foundation Utrecht, the Netherlands

LS, I would like to contact B. Borchert personal. Would you know how? Kind regards, Willem Peter


Ray
Friday, September 23, 2011
excalibur52002@yahoo.com
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Dreams are the things That makes up REALITY ?


Kuan Yin (as Channeled by Lena Lees & Transcribed by Hope Bradford)
Friday, June 10, 2011
aptos2@yahoo.com
http://www.amazon.com/Oracle-Compassion-Kuan-Eternal-Wisdom/dp/1439225060/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8
Oracle of Compassion: the Living Word of Kuan Yin

"A helpful mindset is simple-living and high-thinking”, continues Kuan Yin. “Science is constantly evolving. There are now recyclable batteries, ink cartridges, etc. Keep up to date on the latest technologies. Be aware, set examples and create trends that will positively influence people’s lives and the environment. As I said earlier, however, this is also a discussion about love and developing a greater capacity to love. It can help everyone. We’re all one huge family, a great continuum. Don’t underestimate the power of the love created in your homes and families. This love has an immense potency, the power to influence other’s lives in a positive way.”-Kuan Yin


june maffin
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
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Soulistry-Artistry of the Soul

Recently discovered this site through Circle Connections and thought others might like to know of another resource where inspirational quotations offer much "food for thought" insofar as the quotations are accompanied by Soulistry Soul-Questions ... questions which encourage one to go-within and reflect on the quotation from a variety of perspectives. The Soulistry book has just been released and is available on Amazon.com as well as other online booksellers and local bookstores. Thank you for helping me to share news of Soulistry (full title of the book btw is "Soulistry-Artistry of the Soul: Creative Ways to Nurture Your Spirituality").


Roslyn Rus
Monday, June 21, 2010
roslynrus33@gmail.com
Toronto, ON Canada

Dear Bruce: What a remarkable synchronicity it is, to open up this page, and find several amazing quotes from the much-beloved ecospiritual community of Findhorn! This is just another "coincidence" for me, as part of a seemingly-ongoing set of experiences regarding Findhorn and the Nature Spirits. Thank you for including the Spirit of Findhorn on your website! ... By the way, I have been trying to log-in to my page, so that I may update my email address, but am at the moment unable to do so; as of last week, I haven't been able to access my Gmail account, and have set up a new Gmail address: roslynrus33@gmail.com . I shall send you an email directly regarding this. Many blessings, Roslyn.


Samantha Paitakis
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
Samantha@illuminatingspirit.com
www.illuminatingspirit.com
IlluminatingSpirit - Samantha Spiritual Gathering Westhampton, NY

At Samantha's Spiritual Gathering the mission and purpose is to empty the chalice/temple (self) of all things co-mingled on the Earth plane with earthly people and to Allow the self/being on all levels, to fill up with the Spirit of the Divine Creator... that Spirit which is enmeshed, saturated, and intertwined with your Spirit. Bringing that Spirit down into the Chalice of your beingness...your physical body as well, helps everyone to be empowered through their own Spirit guided by the Divine Creator of many names. The Global Network is a Gathering, sharing Spirit to Spirit and I am humbly grateful to partake in sharing from my space of Spirit. Thank You, Samantha Paitakis


cynthia f. davidson
Sunday, January 3, 2010
cfdavidson@giftsofwisdom.net
http://www.giftsofwisdom.net
Touch Stone Center retreat sanctuary Rhode Island

Wonderful to find this site, via the Wisdom Page! We have a perpetual calendar with the same kind of quotes which you & your viewers might enjoy. Makes a great gift for under $20! And there's an daily emailed version (for free) which accompanies the printed one. Keep up the good work. You never know who's being inspired by your beautiful site. I know I was!


kooma
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
e_kooma@yahoo.co.uk
health zambia

i have liked tha way the book changes peoples minds


Joseph Gagliano
Sunday, November 1, 2009
galondos@hotmail.com
buenos aires - argentina

Let Synthesis be!!


Tuesday, October 13, 2009


Mrs Frankie Grod
Sunday, September 13, 2009
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chez frankie Ottawa

Good work, The guidance and the transformation of the soul... The light of initiation... Thank...


marieta wybo alfaro
Thursday, August 6, 2009
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http://www.myspace.com/lakeran
kenya

It is a wonderful work! thank you


Thursday, May 21, 2009


Bruce Schuman
Monday, May 18, 2009
bruce@interspirit.net
http://interspirit.net/spirit/
Interspirit Foundation Santa Barbara CA USA

Thanks for being here. Many blessings to you, and may the wind of spirit always be at your back. And thanks -- to JoAnn, for the stunning work she has done here in gathering this vision.


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