This is the ultimate book of women's prayers, offering daily inspiration and delight in an incredibly rich blend of actual prayers, poems, and sayings by writers ranging from the early Sufi mystic Rabia and the trailblazing Mechtild of Magdederg, to contemporary poets such as Denise Levertov, Kathleen Norris, Maya Angelou, Jane Hirshfield, and Mary Oliver. There are Celtic blessings, Native American petitions, as well as Catholic, Protestant, Jewish, Hindu, Chinese, and other programs. An expert on spirituality with a remarkable eye for the best inspirational literature, Ford-Grabowsky includes the many different kinds of prayers--praise, thanks, petition, mystical ecstasy, feeling, and insight. Her book explores the themes of self-discovery, mothering, inner strength, needs, work, gratefulness, spiritual darkness, mystical experience, and love. Virtually every page offers sentiments and perceptions that will delight and surprise.