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This was lovely, Cody. I too have been finding that touching the moss, finding the mountain lake and dipping my body into it, letting the fat summer thunderstorm raindrops fall on my head or against my window ("letting the soft animal of my body love what it loves", over and over again), are the most potent of prayers lately.

ps: as someone who has a Palestinian grandfather and great-grandfathers, a Palestinian dad, Palestinian uncles, cousins, a dear Palestinian brother, and Palestinian friends, who are the epitome of healthy masculinity and tenderness, and who are all deeply funny, caring, generous, proud, loving people - thank you.

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Cody! This newsletter today made me think of this book: Paths to Prayer: Discover Your Prayer Type and Explore 40 Ways to Pray from 2000 Years of Christian Tradition by Patricia Brown

You can get a used copy online for super cheap! Check it out!!

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I should mention I attend an LGBTQ affirming United Methodist church and the pastor there recommended it. He would never recommend something with any harmful messaging, so don’t be thrown off by the “Christian tradition” part of the title! It’s a cool book!

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I inherited a daily meditation / prayer book from my gram called Meditations for Women Who Do Too Much by Anne Wilson Schaef - it’s rooted in the Steps and might be good inspiration for your daily prayers :)

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I feel like you describing those moments is the prayer. As I read them, something happened to my being, a slowing, an admiration for all that is, a special remembering. Maybe the gift to others is the commitment to being aware every day of that admiration like the river you heard as you slept. You are documenting these things and sharing them as prayers and it seems like it's working to me.

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Your prayers are balm. I subscribe to the daily prayers to hear God named. It is balm for this deconstructing evangelical who is still smitten with Divine Love.

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I love this idea of posting a prayer a day! There are so many ways to pray, both with and without words. When your prayer is without words, can you write about how it felt? Can we, your subscribers, join you by posting a short prayer or how a prayer felt in the comments?

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I bet your prayers aren't boring. Love you a lot CCP

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