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Awakening to prayer

Ichiro Okumura, OCD

The original of this work was published in Japanese by Joshi Pauro Kai (the Daughters of St. Paul), Tokyo under the title of Inori by Ichiro Okumura, OCD, Translation authorized.

Copyright 1994 Washington Province of Discalced Carmelites, ICS Publications.
Permission is hereby granted for any non-commercial use, if this copyright notice is included.

Acknowledgments Grateful acknowledgment is made to the Daughters of St. Paul in Japan, who generously granted permission to publish the English version of the original Japanese book; to Thomas P. Coffey of Dimension Books and the Canadian Religious Conference for their cooperation; to Steven Payne, OCD, Jude Langsam, OCDS, and Nancy Benvenga for their editorial work; to Paul Glynn, SM, Kieran Kavanaugh, OCD, and John Sullivan, OCD, for their help and encouragement; to William Johnston, SJ, for his Preface; and especially to the translators, Masaru Yamato and Kazue Hiraki, OCDS.

  • Introduction
  • Note to the ICS Edition
  • Prelude to Prayer: The Prayer of Atheists
  • The Paradox of Prayer
  • The Breath of the Soul
  • The Basis for Prayer
  • What Prayer Is
  • Real Conversation
  • Food for Prayer
  • The Child Who Falls Asleep Saying His Prayers
  • Listening to God
  • Anthropology of Prayer
  • "Kami sama, Gomen-ne" Dear God, Pardon Me
  • The Rabbit on the Moon
  • "If It Be Your Will"
  • Christ's Prayer
  • Footnotes

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