More than 50 brief prayers from many sources and cultures, both traditional material and poems by individuals. Grouped by categories suggesting the cycle of a day, and of life itself (""Morning and Sun""; ""Plants and Harvesting""; ""children""; ""Animals""; ""Praises and Thanks,"" etc.), the poems are set in spacious white and illustrated with delicate watercolors: the soft colors barely stain the page, while the pencil-outlined forms are childlike in their simplicity. The poems reflect a sunny reverence epitomized in e. e. cummings's ""North America"": ""i thank You God for most this amazing/day...and for everything/which is natural which is infinite which is yes."" Section headings in five languages (not always the same ones, and many in different alphabets or characters) are a handsome touch with lovely implicit meaning. A thoughtful, beautifully produced collection.