Manish Mishra-Marzetti and Jennifer Kelleher, the editors of this collection of prayers, are Unitarian-Universalist ministers. They offer two special treats for those who are always on the lookout for something new and different to spice up their devotional lives.
First, these prayers use some very creative ways of addressing God: Dear Source and Creator, Divine Universe, All-Embracing One, Great Spirit, Divine Wonder, Spirit of Life and Love, God of My Heart, Abiding Mystery, Cosmic Presence.
Second, the light of everyday spirituality shines through five thematic sections: Inspiration for Daily Centering, Bringing Love Alive, Lamentations of the Heart, On the Road to Justice, and Reaching Toward Transcendence.
Our favorites in this top-drawer batch of prayers are "Enough" (see excerpt), "Power to the Directions," "For Leaving a Place Called Home," and "Meditation on a New Beginning."