Oludumare, oh Divine One! I give thanks
to You, the one who is as near as my
heartbeat, and more anticipated than my
next breath. Let Your wisdom become one
with this vessel as I lift my voice in
thanks for Your love.
'Pray Without Ceasing: The Way of the Invocation in World Religions'
By Patrick Laude (Author)
This definitive anthology on the way of invocatory prayer or "centering prayer," presents for the first time 18 foundational texts from each of the world’s great religions, accompanied by 21 essays by some of the most renowned scholars and spiritual authorities of contemporary times.Patrick Laude illustrates the rare case of a scholar who understands the practical value and spiritual meaning of his subject. His anthology of the way of invocation spans the distance between centuries and cultures but will be of inspiration and encouragement to seekers today of all faiths. —Laurence Freeman OSB, Georgetown University.
Contributions on Invocatory Prayer: Foundational Texts Bhagavad Gita Philokalia Sukhavativyuha Zohar Chaitanya Kabir Mirabai Tulsidas Honen Abraham Abulafi Rabbi Isaac of Akko St. Bernardino of Siena St. Jean Eudes Jean-Pierre de Caussade Ibn ‘Ata’ Allah Al-Iskandari Contemporary Texts Frithjof Schuon Titus Burckhardt Martin Lings Leo Schaya Marco Pallis D.T. Suzuki Archimandrite Lev Gillet Mir Valiuddin Thomas Yellowtail Srî Ramakrishna Swami Ramdas Mahatma Gandhi Vandana Mataji Ramana Maharshi Swami Abhishiktananda (Henri Le Saux) Gojun Shichiri Gao Xingjian William Johnston Father Lorenzo Sales Shaykh Ahmad Al-‘Alawi Simone Weil.