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The Energy of Prayer: How to Deepen Your Spiritual Practice (2006)

by Thich Nhat Hanh

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This is a very straightforward explanation of prayer/meditation, mostly from a Buddhist perspective, but one of the aspects that I enjoyed most was the parallels drawn between Buddhism and Christianity, especially the author's explanation of the Lord's Prayer from a Buddhist perspective.

It is easy to read, and to the point, and includes simple meditation exercises at the end that would be especially understandable and encouraging for beginner practitioners. ( )
  miss_misc | Dec 28, 2011 |
This small, unassuming book makes clear and grounding sense. Appendices include useful gatthas for rooting prayer in your daily life. I destress just reading it! ( )
  thesmellofbooks | Jan 17, 2010 |
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In order to understand why people pray, The Energy of Prayer examines the applications and effectiveness of prayer in Buddhist and other spiritual traditions. Arguing that prayer is not about asking some external force for what we need, but about creating an internal environment in which it is easier to get what we want, the book introduces several methods of prayer. These methods are meditative in nature and reenvision prayer as an inclusive, accessible practice that is not tied to a particular religious or spiritual affiliation, but rather that can help anyone create a healthy life through t.… (more)

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