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Prayers for Parents and Children

(CW 161)

January 1996
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  • Publisher
    Rudolf Steiner Press
  • Published
    24th January 1996
  • ISBN 9781855840362
  • Language English
  • Pages 80 pp.

This collection of special prayers is a wonderful companion for parents and caregivers and will help guide children on their journey to adulthood. It includes verses for every occasion—for parents to recite as the incarnating soul prepares for birth, for the baby after birth, and for children of all ages. Also included are prayers for morning and evening and graces for mealtimes.

A lecture by Rudolf Steiner provides context for the prayers, offering insight into the greater cosmic relationships in which individuals are immersed before birth, during life, and after death.

Includes one lecture in Dornach: “Life between Birth and Death as a Mirror of Life between Death and a New Birth” (Feb 2, 1915, CW 161)

C O N T E N T S:

Foreword by Christian von Arnim

Light and Warmth...
Before Birth
After Birth
Prayer for Very Small Children
Prayer for Little Children Who Themselves Already Pray
Prayer for Children over Nine Years Old
Round Me Many Beings Live...
The Plants are Alive...
Morning Prayer
Evening Prayer
The light of the Sun...
The Plant Seeds Quicken...
Grace at Mealtimes
The Plant Roots Quicken...
The Sun Illumines...
The Sun Gives Light...
For a Younger Child
With My Own Eyes...
The Sun Sends Forth...
The Sun Stands High Above...
The Eye of Man Is Glad...
I Look into the World of Stars...
As the Sun in the Sky...
Morning Verse for the Four Lower Classes
Prayer at the Evening Bell

Lecture by Rudolf Steiner, Dornach, Feb. 2, 1915

Rudolf Steiner

Rudolf Steiner (1861–1925) was born in the small village of Kraljevec, Austro-Hungarian Empire (now in Croatia), where he grew up. As a young man, he lived in Weimar and Berlin, where he became a well-published scientific, literary, and philosophical scholar, known especially for his work with Goethe’s scientific writings. At the beginning of the twentieth century, he began to develop his early philosophical principles into an approach to systematic research into psychological and spiritual phenomena. Formally beginning his spiritual teaching career under the auspices of the Theosophical Society, Steiner came to use the term Anthroposophy (and spiritual science) for his philosophy, spiritual research, and findings. The influence of Steiner’s multifaceted genius has led to innovative and holistic approaches in medicine, various therapies, philosophy, religious renewal, Waldorf education, education for special needs, threefold economics, biodynamic agriculture, Goethean science, architecture, and the arts of drama, speech, and eurythmy. In 1924, Rudolf Steiner founded the General Anthroposophical Society, which today has branches throughout the world. He died in Dornach, Switzerland.