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Prayer is our most universal and yet also individual way of communicating with the divine and connecting with the infinite dimensions of our being. We each have our own way of prayer and praise, of speaking to the sacred mystery. Some of us feel a very personal relationship with God and others feel God as a more universal energy not to be personified. Yacoboni has been on a spiritual search most of her life. She grew up Catholic and her spiritual search has gone through many incarnations. Yacoboni shares that Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi reminded her, “’Don’t throw those saints and guides and guardian angels out with that institution, with that religion you walked out of. They are part of you and they will always be there for you.’ It wasn’t long after it that I had a great challenge in my life and I found myself saying Hail Marys.” Allow yourself to be inspired by the various ways others practice prayer: prayer as deep listening, a creative state, even the freeing of a whale caught up in fishing lines. Hopefully our whole life is a prayer. (hosted by Justine Willis Toms)


Celeste Yacoboni is an ordained Minister of Walking Prayer and is a spiritual coach.

She is the editor of:

How Do You Pray?: Inspiring Responses from Religious Leaders, Spiritual Guides, Healers, Activists and Other Lovers of Humanity (Monkfish Publishing 2014)

To learn more about the work of Celeste Yacoboni go to

Topics explored in this dialogue include:

What are some of the different ways of perceiving God
What are conversational prayers
What are some rituals people use in their prayer life
What does Michael Gelb, Ph.D. have to say about how he prays
How we can start our day off by dedicating it to a higher purpose
What are the ways we pray in our different life cycles: childhood, young adult, etc.
How Peter Russell, Ph.D., rather than praying for outward intervention, prays for intervention of his own mind
How the prayer of “What love says” works in our hearts
Matthew Fox, Ph.D. defines prayer as the capacity to listen and tells the story of freeing a whale from fishing lines
How Terry Tempest Williams uses the inspiration of birds and prairie dogs
How storyteller and mythologist Michael Meade prays
How we can use the Hawaiian healing practice of Ho’oponopono

Host: Justine Willis Toms Interview Date: 8/27 /2014 Program Number: 3519

Music Playlist

Album: A Wish
Artist: Hamza El Din
1999 Sounds True Music #STA M110D

Opening Essay: Track 01 Greetings
Music Break 1: Track 01 Greetings
Music Break 2: Track 04 Griffin 2
Music Break 3: Track 06 Samai Husaini

How Do You Pray? Inspiring Responses from Religious Leaders, Spiritual Guides, Healers, Activists & Other Lovers of Humanity.

About the book:

hdyp-book-cover-400As we evolve, so do our prayers; as our prayers evolve, so do we. This is the evolution of illumination, the collective voice of the soul of the world.

How Do You Pray? was born from a vision in which Celeste Yacoboni was told to ask the world, “How Do You Pray?” She reached out to leading spiritual, shamanic, scientific teachers, guides, and activists and asked for their response. Culled from those responses is an original and deeply personal collection of essays. Talking intimately and candidly about how they pray, these personalities encourage the reader to contemplate the intention of prayer in their own life.

This collection speaks to the reader’s heart and asks What is your soul’s expression? How do you dance in ecstasy, bare your soul to the divine? Bow in gratitude? Merge with nature? Cry out for guidance? How do you pray?

This groundbreaking and moving book gathers responses from leaders of diverse spiritual and religious traditions ranging from Buddhism to Islam to Christianity, as well as those who do not claim one or any particular walk of faith. Contributors include Brother David Steindl-Rast, Matthew Fox, James O’Dea, Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee, Tessa Bielecki, Lama Surya Das, Hank Wesselman, Father Bede Griffiths, Byron Katie, Joan Halifax, Normandi Ellis, Andrew Harvey, Dan Millman, Kristena Prater, Nicki Scully, Mirabai Starr, and more.

See more by clicking here.