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Change Me Prayers

The Hidden Power of Spiritual Surrender

Foreword by Lissa Rankin, M.D.

From the author of the life-changing book Outrageous Openness: Letting the Divine Take the Lead, a thoughtful collection of prayers and stories to help you actively invite the Divine into your life.

“Change me Divine Beloved into One who can give and receive freely and be a clear vessel for Your Light.”

In this sequel to her first book, Tosha Silver, with her characteristic mix of passion and humor, shows how to embrace transformation from the inside out. Covering a variety of topics—from work and finances to love and self-worth—Change Me Prayers shows how to truly surrender to a Divine plan in the most joyous and uplifting way.

At its heart, this book is a spiritual guide to help anyone open to this union with Love, even in times of difficulty or crisis, and includes a convenient “Change Me Prayers Quick Guide.” Tosha proves to be a profound, unique, and often hilarious guide to awakening. May the Divine permeate every part of your life!

Change Me Prayers 1. Mise en Place
If you’ve ever read my work, you know by now that I consider almost nothing random.

If I’m cradling a question in my heart, to be shown the right direction I pay intense attention to the answers that come, no matter what delivery service God may use. License plates, billboards, songs on the radio, comments from strangers, all become grist for my own spiritual mill.

So my ears perked up like a Labrador one time when a stately, white-haired Frenchman turned to me in the produce aisle of the grocery store and exclaimed, “Mise en place, it’s ALL about mise en place, n’est-ce pas? It’s the consummate key!”

I nodded and thanked him, though I had no idea what the hell he was talking about. I made a note to check when I got home, but if you’re a cook, you may already know.

I discovered mise en place is a French phrase for prepping all the ingredients for a meal: getting everything washed, chopped, and in order. Some people would even include cleaning and readying the kitchen. That way, when it’s time, you can cook with abandon.

Well, I couldn’t think of a better message. I could feel in my bones that a big wave of new life was lurking right around the bend.

So get ready! Clean out the closets, finish up loose ends, get rid of what needs to go. Create a vacuum for the New to fill. Release dead weight, old destructive habits, exhausting relationships. Pick a few items off the procrastination list and whisk them away.

And if the Divine wants to make a delicious meal out of you, well, you’ll be prepared.

Change me Divine Beloved into One who easily releases all that’s ready to go, making room for what wants to come. May I courageously release all that is outgrown and stagnant, preparing for the new. Let me move in harmony with Your natural cycles in every way.
Photograph by Matt Klein

Tosha Silver grew up thinking one day she would be a rabbi, a lawyer, or a weathergirl. But fate had other ideas. She graduated from Yale with a degree in English Literature but along the way fell madly in love with metaphysics and yogic philosophy. For the last 30 years she has taught many ways to align with the inner Divine. This book is adapted from her popular column at, a top 100 website that reaches over 37 million unique visitors a month. Tosha lives near San Francisco. Please visit for more information.

“A wise and beautiful reminder of the compassion of the Universe for all beings and the power of an ancient approach to becoming exactly the person who is needed.”

– Rachel Naomi Remen, MD, New York Times bestselling author of Kitchen Table Wisdom

“Her prayers let our connection to the Divine be intimate and immediate, so we can experience Divine love when we need it most—right in the midst of our everyday panic and dread, right when we might shut down, love reaches farther instead.”

– Meggan Watterson, author of Reveal

“Tosha’s roaring authenticity, heart blooming often hilarious real-world wisdom, and illuminating life-changing prayers make this book a treasure trove of truth. Give it up for the Divine Beloved and dare to be changed from the inside out.”

– Sera Beak, author of Red Hot &Holy

“An answer to your prayers! Change Me Prayers is trademark Tosha: quirky, inspiring, funny, poignant, helpful, and beautifully written.”

– Robert Holden, PhD, editor of Holy Shift!

“Reading and experiencing these irreverent, uncommon stories and prayers will brilliantly guide you in becoming, and being NEW.”

– SARK, author of Succulent Wild Woman

“This long-awaited sequel hits the same sweet spot of entertainment and profound spiritual learning.”

– Marci Shimoff, New York Times bestselling author of Happy for No Reason

“You need at least two copies of Change Me Prayers: One needs to be in your bag for easy access throughout the day, and one should be on your nightstand. No matter where you are or what you are going through, Tosha understands, and she provides a story and an affirmation that will bring you comfort. All you have to do is open to any page and it will be the right one. Feeling alienated and without purpose wreaks havoc on you physically, emotionally, and spiritually. Change Me Prayers can be the answer that you may not have even known you were looking for.”

– Colleen Saidman Yee, author of Yoga for Life

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