Here is a resource for pastors, Sunday school teachers, or any church or worship leaders who need to pray on behalf of a congregation, class, or group, yet realize as the time draws near that they can't quite find the right words.
Rolland Reece, a seasoned pastor with over 46 years of ministry, uses images and a structure that enable parishioners to easily follow the words in these pastoral prayers. They offer sensitivity and insight to the needs of the Sunday morning worshiper. These prayers are sure to provide just the spark of creativity that's needed when time is short and inspiration seems to have dried up.
Prayers are arranged according to the seasons of the Christian year. Material for other special days such as Mother's and Father's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Election Day, and Thanksgiving is also included.
Rolland R. Reece is a retired United Methodist pastor who continues to write for a wide variety of Christian magazines, denominational publications, and Ohio weekly newspapers. He graduated from Otterbein College and earned masters degrees from United Theological Seminary and Kent State University. His career included assignments to five United Methodist churches and positions with both Goodwill Industries and United Cerebral Palsy.