Prayer Seeds: A Gathering of Blessings, Reflections, and Poems for Spiritual Growth by Joyce Rupp has been chosen for a Spirituality & Practice Book Award as One of the 50 Best Spiritual Books of 2017.
In 2000, Joyce Rupp, a member of the Servite (Servants of Mary) community and co-director of the Institute of Compassionate Presence, gathered her prayers together in Out of the Ordinary. Prayer Seeds is the follow-up volume with more than 100 never-before-published prayers.
In the introduction to this paperback, Rupp recalls how seeds fascinated her when she lived on a farm in northwest Iowa. Like Thomas Berry who stated that “to plant a seed is to activate the deepest Mysteries of the Universe,” the author harvests meanings from these harbingers of new life.