A collection of 52 prayers and stories to inspire, unlock inner strength, and navigate daily life with spirit, from the author of Wake Up to the Joy of You. “Prayer is a bridge to your truest self that you can access at any time.”—ARIANNA HUFFINGTON “This lovely book vibrates with wisdom.”—JESSICA ALBA “Read this book to discover the power of prayer.”—GABRIELLE BERNSTEIN
Prayer is your ongoing conversation with something larger than yourself. And similar to a mindfulness practice, a daily prayer practice has the power to change your life. Regardless of whether or not you practice organized religion, this gift is available to you as a way to unlock greater awareness and inner strength. With her signature joy and heartfelt wisdom, Agapi Stassinopoulos presents a non-denominational guide to harnessing this power of prayer in your life and using it to find connection, peace, and gratitude.
With a structure and style similar to her bestselling meditation book Wake Up to the Joy of You, Agapi encourages us to pray for everything, not just for special occasions. You can get your God fix anytime and anywhere: at the gym or on the train, when you're on a deadline or when you're enjoying your first cup of coffee. Accompanied by her personal stories, she shares fifty-two prayers for a year of personal transformation, from navigating relationships with family and friends and expanding past your fears to uncovering your true self and releasing your inner creativity. With prayers written with her unique poetry, verve, and spiritual insight, Agapi guides us in transforming the fear, worry, and anxiety of everyday life into conscious moments of peace and calm.
Ultimately, she is teaching us the language of our own soul and the larger energy out there, whatever you want to call it, which is always available to us if we know how to listen and to speak with spirit.
About the Author
Agapi Stassinopoulos is a bestselling author and speaker who inspires audiences around the world. She is the author of Wake Up to the Joy of You: 52 Meditations and Practices for a Calmer, Happier Life and Unbinding the Heart: A Dose of Greek Wisdom, Generosity, and Unconditional Love, was trained in London at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, and received her master’s degree in psychology from the University of Santa Monica. She teaches meditation and facilitates workshops for Thrive Global, a company founded by her sister, Arianna Huffington, changing the way we live and work. Her previous books on the Greek archetypes, Gods and Goddesses in Love and Conversations with the Goddesses, were turned into PBS specials. She was born and raised in Athens, Greece, and divides her time between New York and Los Angeles.
“My sister, Agapi, brings the joy of the greater spirit into small moments every day, and in this beautiful book she shows you how to do the same. Prayer is a bridge to your truest self that you can access at any time. Read this book and learn how to speak to God in your own voice.”—Arianna Huffington, founder and CEO of Thrive Global
“This lovely book vibrates with wisdom. Agapi has a way of bringing spirituality to your fingertips and reminding you that the spirit already lives inside you. Connecting with your Higher Self or Spirit through prayer is a practice for all of us, no matter your beliefs.”—Jessica Alba, actress and CEO of Honest Company
“Prayer is an intimate connection with the divine that takes many forms. It is a vital link that breathes life and meaning into everyday existence. Agapi’s golden guidance about prayer is a shining treasure that should be opened by everyone.”—Larry Dossey, MD, author of One Mind: How Our Individual Mind Is Part of a Greater Consciousness and Why It Matters
“Agapi brings her infectious energy to every page of this book. This book is a perfect companion to keep by your bedside to keep you feeling connected and supported.”—Roma Downey, Emmy-nominated actress, producer, and New York Times bestselling author
“What a beautiful book! Agapi has once again written a book that can be read front to back for wonderful insights and also turned to in times of need. I highly recommend you get this book and use the power of prayer in your life”—Nick Ortner, New York Times bestselling author of The Tapping Solution
“Read this book to discover the power of prayer. Agapi shows you how prayer can become a seamless part of your day, bringing you back in touch with God whenever you need a spiritual connection.”—Gabby Bernstein, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Universe Has Your Back
“[Agapi's] was her wisdom, energy, and calming friendship that made me learn that I, too, have unique and wondrous qualities within myself. This book is a deeper plunge into our tender souls . . . a gift from Agapi to everyone.”—Jeannie Mai, Emmy Award-winning television host and producer
“ ‘God is a state of being’ is an incredibly important message for these times we are living through—people are desperately seeking connection with themselves, with others, and with a higher power. This book will give so many people permission to find God within themselves and then to find the same in others.”—Shelly Tygielski, Founder of Pandemic of Love, and author of Sit Down to Rise Up: How Radical Self-Care Can Change the World
“In all Blue Zones, I found that spirituality is a common denominator to the world’s longest-lived populations. Here Agapi takes us on a beautiful exploration of spirituality, showing us that every time we ‘move toward our wishes’ we pray, and, therein, we also move toward a longer, better life.”—Dan Buettner, National Geographic fellow and New York Times bestselling author of the Blue Zones: Lessons for Living Longer from the People Who’ve Lived the Longest
“In her new book, Speaking with Spirit, Agapi Stassinopoulos clarifies the challenges that life presents while shining an irrepressible light on how we can meet them.”—Mark Nepo, author of The Book of Soul and Finding Inner Courage