we're all in this together.
 

WE'RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER.

Let's Change The Way We Talk About Prayer.

 

Welcome to Prayer Soup!

Prayer Soup has been created to share the many ways we use the process called "prayer" to search for meaning.  We want to present a nonreligious-specific, non-dogmatic forum for sharing our unique prayer experiences with others. We hope this process expands our understanding of prayer, and encourages us to discover the commonalities of prayer within the rich and diverse communities of our human family.

 

SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

ART SHOWING TO BENEFIT SCHOLARSHIP!

We are delighted to be announcing our very first Scholarship Fund Raiser! In collaboration with Caribbean Art Gallery, Prayer Soup will hold a one-night-only event that will feature an exclusive showing of a private collection of Caribbean Art. There will be dining and cocktails, al fresca as well!

The mission of Prayer Soup is to promote the varied ways that people search for meaning and connection, which we call “prayer”. Art is one of the oldest and most sacred expressions of prayer, across time, cultures, and geography. The Dominican Republic possesses a rich tradition in visual arts. We have put together a beautiful collection featuring a group of the most notable painters of the island. Many of the artists have participated in both national and international exhibitions.

All invitation-holders may reserve their space by making their $75.00 (per guest) donation through the “Donate” button at the bottom of this page. Prayer Soup, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit educational organization and donations are tax deductible.

 

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our activism

Our documentary on Millennials is in full swing! Did you know that research indicates that this group of young people (ages 22- 37) falls off the grid of traditional organizations/religions? Yet we know they are actively searching for meaning, purpose and connection. How are they doing that? Our documentary explores this and more. If you know a Millennial who has completed college but is not yet married or has children, and who would like to join the conversation, please have them contact us at info@prayersoup.org. By providing a forum for articles, resources and user stories on  experiences with prayer, we hope to create a platform that encourages people to think about and share their experiences with prayer in an expanded and inclusive way. Join us!


Lines to donate blood for Vegas shooting victims

Lines to donate blood for Vegas shooting victims

 

Making Soup


 

Food For Thought


 

Potluck

We all know the magic that happens when someone adds a handful of this or a pinch of that to a recipe we’ve cooked for years. Combining ingredients we hadn’t thought of before helps us notice flavors and textures in a new way and opens us to delicious possibilities! We invite you to add your unique prayer ingredients to our pot! 


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I’ve started taking a Christian meditation class at my Catholic Church, which has turned into a pleasant surprise for me. I can actually feel the love of God filling up my heart as I do it, giving me a feeling of unconditional love. This in turn inspires me to approach others with this same love and acceptance.
— Deborah S., Florida

I learned from both my favorite acting teacher and my closest spiritual mentor that when we embody the courage to express ourselves from exactly where we are, a pathway opens; my personal heart seems to connect to the Heart I know I share with the rest of the world.
— Jeff C., New York

People often talk about prayer as something one ‘does’ but I feel it is more of an attitude toward life and daily living. It doesn’t occur to me to ask for specific things, and I don’t direct it out to anyone; I am aware of being in partnership with a divine energy that I refer to as the Holy Spirit.
— David J., Massachusetts

One day my father told me that people would finally know God when He visited His Wrath on them. I said, ‘Oh, Daddy, I will know God when my tomatoes come up.
— Annette R., Oregon
Art is my deepest prayer.
— Sheila P., North Carolina
I close my eyes and breathe. This is how I begin my meditation session each day. I never considered meditation a form of prayer but now I realize that while meditation is not like the prayer that requests help from outside oneself, it is the kind of prayer that provides care of the soul - attending to one’s quiet and unquestionable inner knowledge.
— Rachel N., Washington

Every experience is a doorway.
Some have hidden handles.
Some no handles at all.
Those open themselves to you.
But you must knock, knock, knock knock until they answer.
— Jonathan J., New York

One of the disciplines of building a rich soul life seems to be the simple act, on a daily basis, of remembering what is most important to us.
— David Whyte, Poet
I am a ‘woman of a certain age’ and I have been praying in the traditional way all my life. I’ve had prayers answered, and I’ve had prayers not answered. But I’ve always felt more peaceful when I’ve done it. And that’s a kind of answer, isn’t it?
— Ann W., Connecticut

I’m not a religious person but sometimes clients tell me that they will pray for me. I never knew what they actually meant when they said that but now I’m going to ask!
— Deborah H., New Jersey

  We are delighted to be announcing our very first Scholarship Fund Raiser! In collaboration with Caribbean Art Gallery, Prayer Soup will hold a one-night-only event that will feature an exclusive showing of a private collection of Caribbean Art. There will be dining and cocktails al fresca as well!

The mission of Prayer Soup is to promote the varied ways that people search for meaning and connection, which we call “prayer”. Art is one of the oldest and most sacred expressions of prayer, across time, cultures, and geography. The Dominican Republic possesses a rich tradition in visual arts. We have put together a beautiful collection featuring a group of the most notable painters of the island. Many of the artists have participated in both national and international exhibitions.

All invitation-holders may reserve their space by making their $75.00 (per guest) donation through the “Donate” button on this page. Prayer Soup, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit educational organization and donations are tax deductible.

 

Prayer Soup Scholarships


 

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We are pleased to announce that we have chosen our winners for our Second Annual Scholarship! Due to some last minute fund raising, we were able to award scholarships and honorariums to five additional students. Every additional donation went straight into the Scholarship account!

As expected from our contest last year, the essays covered a wide range of religious and spiritual beliefs. And this year, our writers honored us by also sharing their experience of living through the horrors of school shootings themselves, or of living with the fear of gun violence finding its way to their schools every day. Students wrote about this, as well as the context of their lives which included the complete range of human experiences: illness, domestic violence, loss, friendship, family, community and school.

All of us are humbled and honored by the gift of these shared experiences from high school seniors all over the country. We agonized over choosing just one essay, when so many of them moved us, and taught us something about what it is like to be a teenager in America today. We are so grateful to the donors who responded to our pleas for more so that we could honor the effort and heart these kids put into this project. Thank you, everyone!