The Multi-Cultural History of Prayer Beads

A FS sourced collection on the history of prayer beads used in different cultures around the world: Over two-thirds of the world’s population employ prayer beads as part of their religious practices. Prayer beads have a variety of forms and meanings, but the basic purpose is the same: to assist the worshiper in reciting and […]

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A Catholic’s Prayer

A Catholic’s Prayer by Foraging Squirrel Money dropped, candle lit, down on my knees one sore and braced. Chaos hitched a ride today with self-conscious glances. Stillness keeps slipping. ~ Looking up I meet your gaze and I shift. Stilled by bloodshed and torment. ~ Did you watch with sad eyes such as these? Your […]

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Helloooo God? Can You Hear Me Now?

At breakfast yesterday I told my children to say a prayer for their grandfather who is in the hospital after stubbornly deciding to tile Nana’s backyard patio all by himself. I said, “Kids, pray really hard for Papa.” They proceeded to clasp their little hands together in a super tight grasp and through clenched teeth […]

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