Description : These three hundred prayers from more than sixty countries reflect the ecumenical and international character of the Christian community. Themes include work and rest, war and peace, family and community, grief and joy, poverty and plenty, and churches and nations.
Description : This anthology of contemporary prayer reflects the truly international character of the Christian community, with prayers from more than 60 countries. A wide spectrum of Christian traditions are represented, including Catholic, Orthodox, Anglican and Evangelical.
Description : Thought-provoking prayers, from many different countries and traditions, are collected here to inspire those praying and working for fairness, harmony and freedom around the world. Christian Aid works with partner organizations in more than 50 countries to relieve poverty and to campaign for justice and peace for some of the world's poorest communities.
Description : When asked by his barber and good friend, Peter Beskendorf, for some practical guidance on how to prepare oneself for prayer, Luther responded by writing this brief treatise, first published in the spring of 1535. After 500 years, his instruction continues to offer words of spiritual nurture for us today.
Description : Over 12,000 copies of this book have sold since publication in 2004. Containing completely new material, this user-friendly sequel to the bestselling Intercessions Handbook is for individuals and groups involved in the vital task of leading prayers in public worship. Easy to adapt to particular situations and with a wealth of creative suggestions for enlivening the prayers, The Second Intercessions Handbook covers: mainstream public worship festivals and special events, informal worship and worship for small groups, intercessions with children and young people, and personal intercession.
Description : In this volume of The New Church's Teaching Series, Titus Presler offers a fresh vision of mission in the multicultural environment of a global community. Arguing that Christian mission expresses God's longing to embrace humanity in love, Presler explores how gospel understandings are being reshaped by Christians in Africa, Asia, and Latin America, Christianity's new centers of gravity. He explores the scriptural basis of mission, historical and contemporary Anglican approaches to mission, the encounter with other religions, and the interaction of gospel and culture. His ten principles for mission in the twenty-first century will help parishes and dioceses to engage in world mission as companions in mutuality. As with each book in The New Church's Teaching Series, recommended resources for further reading and questions for discussion are included.
Description : Many of us have had the experience of visiting someone ill and thinking, "What should I say or do now? Dare I offer to say a prayer?" But we do not know how to frame one or are too embarrassed to make the suggestion, so we mumble something and leave. Prayers for Health and Healing is a beautiful collection of prayers that draws upon the riches of the church, classic and contemporary, and provides an invaluable resource in time of need. From the Celts, the fathers and mothers of the church, to contemporary spiritual writers such as Marjorie Holmes, Sheila Cassidy, and David Adam, here are prayers for hope, comfort, and strength. Each chapter is devoted to prayers for a particular situation: chronic illness, and disability, depression and sorrow, illness in old age, losing a child, death and bereavement, even prayers for nurses, doctors, and caregivers. In the hands of a minister to the sick or in the pocket of a friend wanting to pray with someone who is ill, Prayers for Health and Healing gives an appropriate expression to our hinging for the deeper well-being of our loved ones in illness.