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Photo Gallery:The World at Prayer

Striking images of worship around the globe

"Faith itself is the soul's true country, and prayer is its native language," says theologian Donald Spoto. Every minute of every day, in every language and in every corner of the globe, people reach out to the divine in prayer. The new book Talking to God: Portrait of a World at Prayer offers remarkable photos of prayer practices in many lands. Click here for a glimpse.

Photos provided courtesy of Stone Creek Publications from the book Talking to God: Portrait of a World at Prayer:

Foreword by Huston Smith
Introduction by Phyllis Tickle

Text by Karen Armstrong, the Dalai Lama, Mohandas K. Gandhi, Thich Nhat Hanh, Jack Kornfield, Harold Kushner, C. S. Lewis, Thomas Merton, Thomas Moore, Seyyed Hossein Nasr, Kathleen Norris, Pope John Paul II, David Steindl-Rast, Desmond Tutu, Elie Wiesel, Michael Wolfe, and Carol Zaleski

Edited by John Gattuso

Copyright 2006. All photo rights reserved. No photos in this gallery may be reproduced without the written permission of Stone Creek Publications. Prayers and scripture text selected by Beliefnet editor Laura Sheahen.

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