Pastoral Prayers to Share (Year A)
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About "Pastoral Prayers to Share (Year A)"
This title includes a book & a CD. What about a Revised Common Lectionary based book of pastoral prayers for clergy and lay leaders that provides responsive prayers for each Sunday of the year, including propers? David gets asked this question often when people recognise him as the author of the three volumes of "Prayers to Share". So, acknowledging that the pastoral prayer is often overlooked and undervalued, and that clergy and lay leaders may be hard-pressed for time to compose a fresh pastoral prayer each week, he has put together a unique and comprehensive collection of prayers that can be adapted to present circumstances and used in a variety of settings. The prayers are responsive, written for one or two leaders and a congregational response. They all allow for the inclusion of local and world-wide current events, and individual and congregational concerns. David usually uses the weekly Gospel reading as the broad theme for the prayers and divides them into four easily identified sections: world; suffering; church; ourselves. The 'how to use' section covers preparing to offer pastoral prayer, and offers 12 ways to 'do' pastoral prayer, such as: two leader congregational response; using people and objects to dramatise a theme; using part of a hymn for a lead or a response; using silence for effect. Each week offers specific suggestions for two or three prayer formats. Other features include: Thematic Index; Scripture Index; Icons in the margin to enable quick identification of prayer sections and alternate suggestions; and, Data CD with text files for Year A included with the print version.
Meet the Author
Educated theologically, both in the United Kingdom and in North America, (BA, M Div., STM) David has served for 3 years with the United Church of Canada, mostly in Thunder Bay Ontario, and was for 5 years a minister in the United Reformed Church of England and Wales. For the best part of that time he has been writing prayers and hymns for public worship. David has led workshops on various aspects of public prayer, and has been a workshop leader at Worship Matters, the national gathering of worship leaders. David has retired, with wife Kathy, to Summerland British Columbia, and is currently ser