From the Inside Flap
Letting go of what we cherish is one of the hardest things we ever have to do. And that includes letting go of jobs, homes, relationships, good health, illusions, self-importance, and even loved ones. But unless we learn to say goodbye as well as hello, we are crippled by our suffering.
This tender and realistic book can be your personal guide to accepting our inevitable goodbyes even as it reminds us that when we are suffering most deeply, the seed of hope still lives within us. Discover the emotions that goodbyes awaken and turn to the twenty-four specific prayers designed to help you deal with nearly every imaginable kind of loss.
PRAYING OUR GOODBYES should not be kept for special occasions, however, for its poetic wisdom offers the means of enriching every day, of saying hello and goodbye to every precious moment of life.
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About the Author
Joyce Rupp is well known for her work as a writer, spiritual midwife and retreat and conference speaker. A member of the Servite community, she has led retreats throughout North America, as well as in Europe, Asia and Africa. Joyce is the author of more than ten bestselling books including, May I Have This Dance?, The Cup of Life, Praying Our Goodbyes, Fresh Bread, Your Sorrow is My Sorrow and The Cosmic Dance.