Most of us, matter what our deminational upbringing, first kw prayer as a means of asking favor, a request for supernatural intervention in our lives and in the course of human history. Yet prayer is more than mere supplication, more than giving thanks, more than celebrating and expressing passion. It is the closest thing to attaining genuine face-time with an invisible divinity, the best way we kw to foster a direct and intimate relationship with the Divine -- a relationship we hope will lead to our transformation into a more perfect embodiment of that divinity during our time on this earth.
REVEREND ELIZABETH BANSAVAGE is an Ordained Interfaith minister. She is dedicated to creating unique and personal ceremonies for life's most meaningful milestones. She has officiated over 600 weddings, baby blessings and funeral services. As the daughter of an Interfaith couple, she has always been attracted to diverse paths to the Divine and considers herself a lifelong student and spiritual seeker. At age 13 she travelled to Israel, where her direct encounters with three of the world's most influential religions moved her to explore less well-known beliefs and traditions. Her Asian-inspired garden is an extension of her personal spiritual practice. The garden is a retreat and sanctuary, a daily reminder of nature's cycles of growth and dormancy and an opportunity to express creativity. It is a joy for her to share the garden by offering it as a serene and beautiful setting for intimate weddings and baby blessings. www.revbansavage.com