Dorothy France provides beautiful prayers and services to help us celebrate special days of the church year and focus on our Christ-given mission to be his light in the world.
From the earliest history of the Christian church, believers have set aside time for holy days, special observances to commemorate Jesus’ birth, death, resurrection, teachings, and ministry. France says that anticipating and observing special days with hopeful expectancy can revitalize our commitment to follow Jesus’ command to go forth and serve.
In Bless Us, O God, prayers and services for traditional holy days such as Advent, Ash Wednesday, and Easter are joined by suggestions for more modern special days, such as Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, Reconciliation Mission Sunday, and Earth Stewardship Sunday. Pastors will find selections for events such as baptisms and leadership installations.