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A Grateful Heart: Daily Blessings for the Evening Meal from Buddha to the Beatles Paperback – October 1, 2002
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"So when Life Fades, as the fading sunset,
my spirit may come to you without shame."
(Native American Prayer"
One of the most succintly worded themes of the book is by Simon Greenberg: "One does not need to fast for days, meditate for hours at a time to experience the sense of sublime mystery which constantly envelops us." Represented are the unique riches from Seven Biblical quotes, The Buddha, Einstein, and Schweitzer!
Where else could one find such variety of Faith, mood, and/or source of healing alogside life-changing examples of Prayer, and Wisdom? They seem to be profoundly combined and edited! From a collector of Jewels of Poetry, Prayers, and Wisdom! ...Retired Chaplain Fred W Hood
I am a devout agnostic, part-time Unitarian, with a young son in whom I wish to instill a sense of spirituality, even religiosity. One way I wanted try to do this was by starting a tradition of prayer at meal-times with him. Having no real experience in this activity, I ordered this book...
Organized by season, the prayers evoke an appropriate sense of time and place. The authors are widely varied, and all of the writings utilize wonderful imagery. I believe almost every prayer can be appreciated by people of all faiths, and even atheists who feel a need to express appreciation for what they have before them.
My 3-year-old son has memorized his favorite evening springtime prayer, which goes like this:
Come out! Come out!
From bogs, old frogs
Command the dark.
And look...the stars.
(not sure about the punctuation and I don't remember the author - I'm writing from memory...but you get the idea).
There are of course more traditional prayers than that. And I should mention that even though the title refers to blessings for the evening meal, there are several for morning-time as well, greeting the new day.
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We all need to take some time from news and tv and I found that reading and saying a prayer at least once daily is a good way to goPublished 3 months ago by Robert L Wiener
The husband and I read a selection from this book at one of our daily meals. It's a nice mixture to traditional and non-traditional blessings!Published 5 months ago by Dawn & Frank
This is a great collection of stories, anecdotes, wisdom, and sayings. Sometimes, I just open it up and start reading. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Mary Dessein
Not a book for meal blessing/grace. A lot of quotes that are vague and not very thought provoking. I was expecting a book of mealtime prayers and poems that could be read at the... Read morePublished 6 months ago by chairshopper
Bought this for my favorite uncle as he really enjoyed seeing my copy. A lovely book of appreciation, not just for meal time but for any time.Published 7 months ago by Linda B
I was looking for a book of prayers to say before dinner and for the most part, this book does not offer that. It is an anthology of spiritual passages, most often not prayers.Published 9 months ago by Michelle A. Cline-Libby
I was given this more than 10 years ago. I love it so much I have now given it as a gift to four different people. I don't read it daily, but I still pick it up often. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Brenda J. Berry