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PASTORAL PRAYERS TO SHARE - YEAR B Pastoral Prayers to Share - Year B (55921W)
Wood Lake Publishing, Inc.

Prod. Code: 55921W  
These prayers of the people are based on the Revised Common Lectionary Year B passages. 

Just what is pastoral prayer all about? When we pray for others and ourselves, what are we attempting to do?

As David Sparks explains, as pastoral pray-ers we are about bringing ourselves into right relationship with God, both as individuals and as a faith community. As pastoral pray-ers, we are about expressing our compassion for suffering humanity, and fulfilling God's intention of establishing God's realm on earth. Pastoral pray-ers are also about being involved in the answers to our prayers. There's no trying to persuade God to do what we ourselves could do with some energy and effort here! Sparks writes his prayers to awaken in us an awareness of where to put our energy and use our faith to bring about God's kingdom on earth. The paryers cover local and worldwide events, individual and congregational concerns. They are lectionary-based and responsive and can be easily adapted to particular circumstances and used in a variety of settings.

Each book in the series includes Call to Worship, Opening Prayer, Prayer of Confession, Words of Assurance, Offertory Prayer and COmmissioning Prayer for each Sunday of the church year, including all of the propers. A thematic index allows leaders to pick prayers by subject, for use in a variety of church settings.

Each week offers a main prayer along with several "other ways" of praying.

The book also includes:

*Data CD
*How to Use section with a step-by-step guide to different prayer formats
*Thematic index
*Scripture index
*Icons in the margin for quick reference

256 pages, 5.5" x 8.5", paper.

About the author

David Sparks
David Sparks was educated theologically in England and Canada and has served for 30 years with The United Church of Canada. David's previous three-book lectionary series, Prayers to Share, has been welcomed and widely used in North America and Europe and further afield in India and Australia.

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