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Mercy & Melons

Praying the Alphabet

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Publisher:
Abingdon Press
Publication Date:
9/2/2014
ISBN:
9781426767531
Pages:
208
Trim Size
5 X 8
Product Type:
Paper
"Mercy & Melons" is a collection of lyrical meditations that encourage the reader to pray the alphabet. Each chapter focuses on a letter of the alphabet and an accompanying spiritual practice. By naming an everyday object and a theological theme readers are given elegant takeaways to spark the imagination as well as engage the practice of prayer. In the Hebrew acrostic tradition, praying the alphabet served as a pathway to memorization as well as a prompt for thoroughness. Even more so, praying the alphabet puts all of the letters into God s presence for God to arrange the letter of a person s unspoken prayers

Drawing on this rich tradition, the book adds two dimensions. First, it encourages eyes to see the word made flesh in the nouns the melons and grasshoppers of daily life. And second, draws the reader into the word by asking the reader to articulate and name the specific ways that came alive for them each day. Praying the alphabet is a practice as timeless as the Old Testament and for every day that ends in Y. This book offers momentum for the journey of prayer and paying attention. Mercy and Melons"

Lisa Nichols Hickman serves as Associate Pastor at New Wilmington Presbyterian Church in New Wilmington, Pennsylvania. She was formerly a pastor at Nassau Presbyterian Church in Princeton, New Jersey and has served congregations in Arizona and North Carolina.


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Ash Wednesday
The Importance of ...
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Be One
Build Unity
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Enchanted
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Evan Almighty
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"Everybody Hurts"
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Ezekiel's Vision f...
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Here I Am, Lord
Now What?
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Lars and the Real ...
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"Lord, Make Me . ....
Following St. Fran...
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Mercy & Melons
Praying the Alphab...
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