Academy of Parish Clergy’s Top Ten Books for Parish MinistryElegant volume of liturgical prayers that tie sacrament and Word together theologically This unique, elegant resource for minist
Academy of Parish Clergy’s Top Ten Books for Parish Ministry
Elegant volume of liturgical prayers that tie sacrament and Word together theologically
This unique, elegant resource for ministers and worship planners provides a beautifully crafted Eucharistic prayer for every Sunday of the three-year Revised Common Lectionary cycle, also including prayers for special holy days and other occasions.
In a helpful introduction Samuel Wells and Abigail Kocher offer guidance on how to make the Eucharistic prayer a congregational highlight. Too often, they say, what should be the most dynamic moment of a congregation's liturgical life becomes a low-energy, low-engagement event. Closely tying the sacramental rite to the words of Scripture for the day, these theologically appropriate, pastorally fitting, and linguistically satisfying prayers change the Great Thanksgiving prayer from a lull in the liturgy to a focused, fresh, and engaged moment for the congregation.
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Samuel Wells is Vicar of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square, London. Among his other books are Be Not Afraid: Facing Fear with Faith and Learning to Dream Again: Rediscovering the Heart of God.
Abigail Kocher is pastor of congregational life at Oak Ridge United Methodist Church in Greensboro, North Carolina, and coauthor (with Samuel Wells) of Shaping the Prayers of the People: The Art of Intercession.