150 Opening and Closing Prayers
Number of pages: 72
This abundant collection of prayers will be helpful to anyone who wants to begin or end a meeting, a school day, or a class with a prayer but does not have time to compose one. The prayers cover many themes central to Christian life.
Don't be caught speechless when asked to begin or end a meeting in prayer. 150 Opening and Closing Prayers includes prayers on celebration and thanksgiving, courage in hard times, peace and reconciliation, and more.
The prayers are gathered under the following topics:
1. Celebration and Thanksgiving
2. Compassion and Service
3. Courage in Hard Times
4. Creating Community
8. Manifestations of God's Great Love for Us
12. Peace and Reconciliation
13. Trust in Providence
14. Wisdom and Understanding
Carl Koch, a former editor at Saint Mary's Press, is a professor of education, human development, and English at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota Graduate School, where he teaches courses on spirituality, meditation, journal writing, and telling life's sacred stories. He has authored and edited many popular books on prayer and spirituality.
Carl was named outstanding graduate school professor and honored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers as a Distinguished Lasallian Educator. He holds master's degrees in English, religious education, and human development, and has a doctorate in English from the University of Michigan. Carl was a high school teacher and administrator, a professor at Christian Brothers University in Memphis, and a visiting professor for four years at De La Salle University in the Philippines. He likes to cook, eat, canoe, swim, travel, and sing. He and his wife, Joyce, live in Onalaska, Wisconsin.