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Tables of Contents for Praying Your Story
Chapter/Section Title
Page #
Page Count
About the Saints
10
1
Introduction
11
6
I Follow Your Faith and Not Your Fears
Some Timid Bunnies Change Their Tune
17
4
Prayer to befriend the cosmos
John XXIII
The Hare Outruns a Hound
21
4
Prayer to slow down Catherine of Siena
The Lion Is Ashamed To Feel Afraid
25
4
Prayer to see a molehill in every mountain
Henri Nouwen
Grandma Ewe Saves Her Life
29
4
Prayer to occasionally utter the unvarnished truth Syrophoenician Woman
A Fool Scolds a Drowning Child
33
4
Prayer for healing from the itch to give advice Maura Clark and Companions
The Wolf Fails To Deceive the Horse
37
4
Prayer to stand sovereign when I must
Emily Dickinson
A Canny Bat Changes Her Name
41
4
Prayer to listen for the call of my name Barnabas the Apostle
A Gullible Wolf Is Scared Away
45
6
Prayer not to be compulsively fearful Blandina, Martyr
II. Love Can Make Fools of Us
An Amorous Lion Becomes a Fool
51
4
Prayer for foolish lovers
Abbess Heloise
Some Revelers Forget Past Lessons
55
4
Prayer to stay in touch with Sister Death Joseph of Nazareth
A Wolf Becomes Proud of Its Shadow
59
4
Prayer to be humble despite a brilliant career Teresa of Avila
A Greedy Lion Loses His Dinner
63
4
Prayer to take setbacks without whining Mary of Nazareth
A Lovesick Cat Becomes a Woman
67
4
Prayer to be the cat I was meant to be
Etty Hillesum
A Milkmaid Dreams Too Much
71
4
Prayer not to live in dreamland Mother Hagar
The Greedy Dog Loses His Bone
75
4
Prayer to be less greedy Dorothy Day
The Prideful Mice Are Defeated
79
6
Prayer to be preserved from triumphalism
Dag Hammarskjold
III. God Helps Those Who Help Themselves
A Drowning Priest Learns To Pray
85
4
Prayer to grow in awe of God Paul of Tarsus
A Wise Bear Advises a Traveler
89
4
Prayer to make my enemies ever more exasperated Mother Jones
A Man Tries To Sell a God
93
4
Prayer forgiving God for slowness in helping
Simone Weil
The Clever Donkey Tricks a Wolf
97
4
Prayer against fear
Steven Biko
The Boastful Rooster Loses His Life
101
4
Prayer not to be a buffoon Patrick of Ireland
The Grasshoppers Fail To Save for the Future
105
4
Prayer to become slightly more prodigal
Harriet Tubman
The Hunter Hunts Only Tracks
109
4
Prayer to be daily more droll in my own eyes
Thomas More
A Swan Sings To Save Her Life
113
6
Prayer to tell the honest truth even to God
Thomas the Apostle
IV. We Often Are Our Own Worst Enemies
An Eagle Dies a Double Death
119
4
Prayer not to die unexpectedly
Thomas Becket
The Foolish Crab Moves to the Land
123
62
Prayer to want what you haveGeorge Herbert
A Reckless Deer Takes One Bite Too Many
127
4
Prayer not to indulge unreasonable desires
Mary Magdelene
The Foolhardy Shepherd Rears Wolf Cubs
131
4
Prayer to find a wise spirituality
John Lord Acton
A Wolf Refuses To Pay His Fee
135
4
Prayer not to judge others Margaret of Scotland
A Wily Fox Has a Hare for Dinner
139
4
Prayer to be less naive
Chief Seattle
A Brash Gnat Loses His Life
143
4
Prayer against expecting too much protection
John Henry Cardinal Newman
The Enemy's Trumpeter Is Condemned
147
6
Prayer to do no harm John of the Cross
V. The Wise Avoid Foolish Expectations
A Tortoise Dies Trying To Fly
153
4
Prayer to value my inadequacies Apostle Peter and Spouse
A Doomed Man Enjoys Revenge
157
4
Prayer for forgiveness of our enemies Sojourner Truth
The Scorpion Stings the Helpful Hawk
161
4
Prayer to risk helping others Shiphrah and Other Biblical Women of Egypt
A Wolf Finds Reasons for Eating a Lamb
165
4
Prayer for honesty
Edith Stein
A Stork Chooses Bad Companions
169
4
Prayer for the courage to love
Martin de Porres
The Tricky Wolf Dons Sheep's Clothing
173
4
Prayer for help in removing disguises
John Howard Griffin
A Donkey Thinks He Is Divine
177
4
Prayer to be Slightly Credulous Anthony of Padua
A Patient Dies of Good Symptoms
181
4
Prayer of apology for mistreating the earth
Kateri Takakwitha
Epilogue
185
6
Index of Saints
191
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