Prayers, Praises, and Thanksgivings Book By Sandol Stoddard

Prayers, Praises and Thanksgivings (1992)—A collector of many things, over the years Stoddard accumulated a thick file of prayers, quotes and sayings from a wide variety of global spiritual traditions. Prayers, Praises and Thanksgivings organized the best from this collection into themed chapters, and includes quotes from the likes of W.E.B. Dubois, Edna St. Vincent Mallay, William Blake, Gandhi and Beethoven alongside wisdom taken from anonymous children and tribal poets. “This is a book of many faiths, and many tribes and nations,” Stoddard wrote in the book’s introduction. “The voices here are young and old, classic and contemporary, renowned and relatively unknown… How different we are from one another! Yet our conversations with God bear witness to the fact that we are all members of a single human family.”