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Sacred Space in Cyberspace

Cyberspace can become sacred space. But sometimes, it helps to have a navigator! Here are some of the websites that have been particularly valuable to me or that have had significantly broad appeal. At these sites you’ll find resources for prayer, opportunities to participate in prayer circles, places to submit prayer requests, and resources for developing your own spiritual life.

What is happening through the use of the Internet is that it is becoming
sanctified and making the airwaves holy, not only the mundane, but even the
spiritual realm—realms [used] for godly purposes, divine purposes.30
–Rabbi Krinsky

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Belleruth Naparstek

I am a real fan of Belleruth Naparstek. I used her CD, “For People Undergoing
Chemotherapy,” as I began treatment. I can’t begin to tell you what a difference
it made. I relaxed and engaged my powerful mind to assist me in the healing
process. By my second round of chemo, I felt as if the cancer was gone and
that I was just going through the motions. I encourage anyone facing cancer,
surgery, chemotherapy, or other health challenges to visit her Web site,


Sources of Wisdom in the God Box

Welcome to my library! Here are the resources I dip into frequently
as I attempt to develop my own spiritual life. You will find a sampling of
prayers from these books in my book, The God Box.

Borysenko, Joan. Pocketful of Miracles. New York: Warner Books, 1994.
Chittister, Joan. In Search of Belief. Ligouri, Missouri: Ligouri Press, 1999.
_____.Scarred by Struggle; Transformed by Hope. Grand Rapids: Wm. B.
          Eerdsman Publishing Co., 2005.
_____.Way of the Cross: Gateway to Resurrection. Erie: Benetvision, 1999.
Chodron, Pema. When Things Fall Apart. Boston: Shambala Press, 1997.
Cummings, E. E. 100 Selected Poems. New York: Grove Press. 1954.
Daily Word. Unity Village, Missouri: Unity School of Christianity.
Dear, John. The Advent of the God of Peace. Erie: Pax Christi USA, 2007.
Durback, Robert. Seeds of Hope: A Henri Nouwen Reader. New York: An Image Book,
          Doubleday, 1989, 1997.
Gabriele, Edward Francis. From Many, One. Notre Dame: Ave Maria Press, 1995
Gattuso, John, ed. Talking to God. Milford, New Jersey: Stone Creek Publications, 2006.
Gilbert, Elizabeth. Eat, Pray, Love. New York: Penguin, 2006.
Hanh, Thich Nhat. Creating True Peace. New York: Free Press, 2003.
Hays, Edward. Prayers for the Planetary Pilgrim. Notre Dame: Forest of Peace, Ave
          Maria Press, 1989, 2008.
_____.Prayers for the Domestic Church. Notre Dame: Forest of Peace, Ave
          Maria Press, 1979, 2007.
Keillor, Garrison. Good Poems for Hard Times. New York: Penguin, 2005.
Ladinsky, Daniel, transl. Love Poems from God. New York: Penguin, 2002.
Kozak, Pat and Janet Schaffran. More Than Words: Prayer and Ritual for Inclusive
          Communities. Oak Park, Illinois: Meyer Stone Books, 1988.
Loder, Ted. Guerrillas of Grace. Philadelphia: Innisfree Press, 1984.
_____.My Heart in my Mouth. Philadelphia: Innisfree Press, 2000.
_____.The Haunt of Grace. Philadelphia: Innisfree Press, 2002.
Markova, Dawna. I Will Not Die an Unlived Life. York Beach: Red Wheel/Weiser, 2000.
McKenna, Megan. Lent: The Sunday Readings. Dublin: Veritas, 2008
Merrill, Nan. Psalms for Praying. New York: Continuum, 1996.
Nouwen, Henri. With Open Hands. Notre Dame: Ave Maria Press, 1972.
Pausch, Randy. The Last Lecture. New York: Hyperion. 2008.
Rolheiser, Ron. Daybreaks: Reflections for Lent and Easter, Ligouri, Missouri:
          Ligouri, 2005.
Rupp, Joyce. May I Have This Dance? Notre Dame: Ave Maria Press, 1992.
_____.Out of the Ordinary. Notre Dame: Ave Maria Press, 3rd ed., 2000.
Shannon, Maggie Oman. The Way We Pray: Celebrating Spirit from Around the World.
          Berkeley: Conari Press, 2001.
_____.Prayers for Healing. Berkeley: Conari Press, 1997.
_____.Prayers for Hope and Comfort. San Francisco: Conari Press, 2008.
Shea, John. An Experience Named Spirit. Chicago: Thomas More Association, 1983.
Steindl-Rast, David. Gratefulness, the Heart of Prayer. Ramsey: Paulist Press, 1984.
Wicks, Robert. Everyday Simplicity. Notre Dame: Sorin Books, 2000.
Wiederkehr, Macrina. Seven Sacred Pauses. Notre Dame: Sorin Books, 2008