Author Shannon K. Evans joins FutureChurch to discuss the origins of her new powerful book of prayers, to share a few prayers with us, and to take questions from the audience. Evans wrote Feminist Prayers for My Daughter as a gift to mothers and women everywhere. It offers short prayers that affirm the unique challenges and embrace the natural abilities embodied by our daughters, young and old alike. Categories of prayers include embodiment, relationships, wholeness, justice, equality, and milestones. This book encompasses all of life from birth to death while imagining God in ways that resonate with the feminine experience.
About Our Presenter:
Shannon K. Evans is the spirituality and culture editor at the National Catholic Reporter and the author of the books Feminist Prayers for My Daughter: Powerful Petitions for Every Stage of Her Lifeand Rewilding Motherhood: Your Path to an Empowered Feminine Spirituality.
With interest in ecofeminism, social change and contemplative practice, Shannon leads workshops and retreats across the country that spark curiosity and compassion. She has partnered with the Jesuits of Canada and the U.S. and is a frequent contributor to Franciscan Media.
Having previously lived in Indonesia for two years, Shannon loves to travel, but is happiest at home on the Iowa prairie with her family and beloved chickens.
Images of God Offered During the Presentation:
Lover of all; Creator, Mother; O Weaver of Worlds; Great mystery; Sanctifying One; Wisdom Sophia; Mother pelican; Creator, Mother/Father; Source-Sojourner- Spirit; “She Who IS!”; Spirit of Love; Oh tender lover, who ever touches and caresses us to life; God of Love, Living Word and Bond of Love; God beyond our naming; Oceanic Oneness; Baker and Her Yeast; Mama Bear; Coastal Mangrove Forester of Shelter; God as pregnant mother; Breath; Breath of Life; Shepherdess; Womb of Life