Statistics have shown that nine out of ten Americans pray and 95 percent believe their prayers are answered. And in the aftermath of September 11, 2001, the word "prayer" has been on everyone's lips as millions seek to deal with the enormity of the tragedy. In The Path of Prayer beloved spiritual writer Sophy Burnham reminds us that all over the world people pray. There is no one way to perform this innately human act, which in its most ordinary form is quite simply a yearning of the heart embodied in our hopes, thoughts, and dreams.
The Path of Prayer explores the meaning of prayer and its practice-and how it can help those of all faiths, or none, to resolve doubts and anxieties and move on through troubled times. Interweaving Burnham's personal experience with true stories of people who have prayed profoundly and found answers, and with scientific studies that prove the efficacy and health benefits of prayer, it offers guidance on everything from "Building Sacred Space" to "The Mystery of Unanswered Prayer." A prayer from one of the major religious traditions ends each chapter. This is a work of faith that reaches out to all who have suffered, all who are hurting, and all who long for a clearer vision of their path through life.
"Sophy Burnham is a radiant writer. Her consciousness illumines the dark corridors of the soul. She brings peace, hope, humor, and inspiration to the subject of prayer. This book, one of her very best, must rank with The Road Less Traveled in its luminous humanity." (Julia Cameron, the author of The Artists Way)