Friday, December 08, 2017

A Prayer for Dancers

O God, you set the stars to dance over the skies, and the the planets to waltz in their orbits. Because I have the dust of the stars in my bones, let me join that eternal dance. Amen.

– Kristen Johnson Ingram
Excerpted from Chapter 4, "A Prayer a Dancer Does,"
in Beyond Words: 15 Ways of Doing Prayer

See also the previous Wild Reed posts:
To Dance . . .
The Soul of a Dancer
The Art of Dancing as the Supreme Symbol of the Spiritual Life
Aristotle Papanikolaou on How Being Religious is Like Being a Dancer
The Potential of Art and the Limits of Orthodoxy to Connect Us to the Sacred
Move Us, Loving God
A Kind of Dancing Divinity
Balance: The Key to Serenity and Peace
The Premise of All Forms of Dance
Not Whether We Dance, But How
"I Came Alive with Hope"
The Dancer and the Dance
And As We Dance . . .

Image 1: Samuele Berbenni by Merien Morey.
Image 2: Photographer unknown.

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