Being an interfaith minister, my interest peaks whenever I hear of something written by another interfaith minister. The book, Beginner's Grace by Kate Braestrup is a memoir of the development of Kate's prayer life. Kate is a minister, and chaplain for the Maine Warden Service. In this book, she tells the stories that led her to prayer...both those written by other's and her own.
These are a few of my favorites:
Parent's Prayer by Kate Braestrup
O God be with my darling child My dear, charming, impulsive, stormy one Hold her for me. Free her that she may grow; Grow in her That she may grow in You. May my child be loving and beloved. Amen.
Muhammad's Exhortation - The Qu’ran: SM 249
What actions are most excellent? To gladden the heart of a human being, To feed the hungry, To help the afflicted, To lighten the sorrow of the sorrowful, To remove the wrongs of the injured. That person is most beloved to God, Who does the most good to God's creatures.
Richard of …