Calling on God
Number of pages: 300
Fresh, inclusive, creation-conscious prayers to nourish your soul as well as the soul of your worship community. This collection of prayers is for today’s world, written in ordinary English for Christians who long for a way to talk to and about God that feels fresh yet still connected to tradition.
These prayers were born from the collaborative style of the Seekers Church, a progressive Christian congregation called to creative liturgical expression, inclusive language, shared leadership and a radical understanding of the priesthood of all believers. They invite us to become aware of the presence of God, to give God thanks and praise, and to pray for others as well as ourselves. They remind us to give thanks for human inventions, like heated houses, telephones and refrigerators, as well as for the wonders of the natural world, the wildness of the Holy Spirit and the forgiveness embodied in Jesus Christ. They help us lament the evils of poverty, violence and oppression of all kinds while remaining mindful of God’s promises of healing for a broken world. Valuing evocative imagery, rhythmic phrasing and attentiveness to the weekly cycle of readings of the Revised Common Lectionary, these prayers strive both to name the Divine in ways that are faithful to scripture and to describe both humans and God in terms that go beyond traditional gender roles and expectations.
Appropriate for personal devotion as well as use in leading worship, these prayers will nourish the soul and inspire your own prayers, whether in community or personal spiritual life.