The Book of Tiny Prayer: Daily Meditations from the Plague Year (Paperback)

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By Micah Bucey, Pádraig Ó. Tuama (Foreword by)
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When New York City went into lockdown in March 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic, spiritual leader Micah Bucey found the world and himself in desperate need of prayer. While social distancing created disconnect, Micah began a daily practice of writing a pithy "Tiny Prayer" each morning and posting it on social media, each offering a reflection on what was going on in his own heart and what was going on in the uncertain times. Soon, a solitary practice became a communal one, with others engaging with and sharing the prayers that touched them most, suggesting issues and topics for future prayers, and creating connection across a digital divide.

Over the course of a year filled with fear and faith, protest and possibility, prayers were composed for frontline workers and activists, those lost to illness and wins for democracy, for well-known celebrities and everyday emotions. Through it all, these short meditations invited a combination of attention and intention in bite-sized form that aided the reader in focusing on one issue at a time, in a year when overwhelm threatened to engulf us all.

Now, all 366 "Tiny Prayers" are collected here, together forming a chronicle of a specific moment in time and modeling a form for everyone to compose their own tiny prayers to engage the everyday around them. The collection chronicles a very particular year, but its spirit is universal, inviting all to quiet themselves, name the pain and the joy around them, and recommit to the change required for collective liberation, during the worst times and far beyond.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780823299225
ISBN-10: 0823299228
Publisher: Fordham University Press
Publication Date: November 2nd, 2021
Pages: 312
Language: English