Relate the themes of scripture to the everyday concerns of modern life with this collection of penetrating prayers written in an informal, personal style. The first-person language encourages individual accountability while affirming our common sins and the sense of community upon which Christian worship is built. Based on lectionary scripture passages, there are original prayers of confession for each Sunday plus several special days in the church year.
Whether read aloud or contemplated silently, these tried and proven prayers will add a freshly honest, contemporary texture to your Sunday morning worship -- or provide meaningful insight for Bible study classes and personal devotions.
"Wade's work reflects a keen and well-grounded theological awareness, a sensitivity to the real-life issues we face, and powerful, daring language that makes available to us the possibility of faithfulness and liveliness in worship. This book of prayers may help the church (and its pastors) refocus so that we can re-engage our mission."
William Marcellus McPheeters Professor of Old Testament
Columbia Theological Seminary
"Real feeling, common guilt, cosmic sin, and personal failure are given expression in these prayers of confession that define the human quest for wholeness in God's presence. Worship is enlivened as personal prayers become common prayer."
George W. Otto
Former Executive Director
United Church of Christ Stewardship Council
David L. Wade is a United Church of Christ pastor who has served congregations in Wyoming and Indiana. He also spent more than a decade as an ecumenical campus minister at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana.