Prayers and Litanies for the Christian Season

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Prayers and Litanies for the Christian Season

by Sharlande Sledge

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Paperback/144 Pages

Spirituality/Christian Living
ISBN: 1-57312-192-4

Brief Description

The words that describe our deepest longings for God, our highest praise for God, and our most distant wanderings from God are often the starting points of our prayers. Prayers and Litanies for the Christian Seasons focuses each prayer or litany on one word in the vocabulary of our faith, moving through the liturgical year by voicing the language of our hearts.

The book is divided into the six seasons of the Christian year: Advent, Christmas, Epiphany, Lent, Easter, and Pentecost. Primarily designed for congregational worship, the words are appropriate for invocations, prayers of confession, pastoral prayers, and benedictions. A reader using the book for personal devotion will find the poetic style of the prayers fitting for moving through the year “word by word.”

About the Author

Sharlande Sledge is Associate Pastor of Lake Shore Baptist Church in Waco Texas.

Table of Contents

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Preface

Chapter 1. Advent
Awakening
Coming
Darkness
Expectation
Imagine
Preparation
Risk
Wait
Word

Chapter 2. Christmas
Adoration
Blessing
Christ Child
Expectancy
Fulfillment
Gifts
Incarnation
Joy
Rejoice

Chapter 3. Epiphany
Attention
Baptism
Calling
Faith
Home
Hope
Journey
Love
Nations
Praise
Presence
Reconciliation
Revelation
Seeking
Water
Winter
Wonder

Chapter 4. Lent
Brokenness
Commitment
Communion
Compassion
Confession
Cross
Discipleship
Extravagance
Forgiveness
Gospel
Hosanna
Mystery
Nurture
Openness
Pain
Paradox
Possibility
Renewal
Selfishness
Trust
Waiting

Chapter 5. Easter
Alleluia
Assurance
Belief
Celebration
Companions
Courage
Mission
Music
Proclamation
Promise
Resurrection
Seasons
Surprise
Table
Witness

Chapter 6. Pentecost
Abundance
Advocacy
Always
Beginning
Bread
Change
Children
Church
Comfort
Community
Creativity
Dreams
Encouragement
Faithfulness
Friendship
Grace
Gratitude
Hands
Healing
Heritage
Holiness
Hospitality
Hunger
Inclusivity
Justice
Mercy
Ministry
Power
Rest
Silence
Simplicity
Spirit
Stillness
Tears
Thanksgiving
Vocation
Wholeness
Worship
Year

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