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Responsive Prayers Year A

By David Sparks
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  • Publisher : Wood Lake Publishing Inc.
  • Isbn : 1773431684
  • Pages : 296
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 735
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This collection of responsive prayers is based on the Revised Common Lectionary, Year A, as is perfect for clergy and lay leaders alike. Like every collection of prayers written by David Sparks, Responsive Prayers, Year A offers an entire year’s worth of responsive prayers that can be adapted to a variety of settings and circumstances. This collection includes full prayers for the Call to Worship, Opening Prayer, Words of Assurance, Offering Prayer, and Commissioning, as well as an outline for the Pastoral Prayer, for each Sunday of the lectionary year, plus Holy Thursday and Good Friday. Some Sundays include additional prayer options. Responsive Prayers Year A also includes a scripture index. Authorization to reproduce and freely adapt all the prayers in the collection for use in worship in the local congregation is included with the purchase of the book. Praise for volumes in the previous series. "An eminently useful collection of worship resources tailored for the lectionary year." – The United Church Observer "These are truly wholesome and appropriate responsive prayers that engage the pray-ers… [They are] composed with an eye to the contemporary religious climate and are truly “about us” and our beliefs as a worshipping body of Christ’s faithful." – review posted on Amazon.com

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Book Summary:

Skills and techniques from a master therapist on how to help clients connect to their lives spiritually. Although a growing number of Americans are turning to spirituality to help explain and supplement their lives, and a vast majority identify as religious, psychotherapy has long been reluctant to work alongside clients’ sense of “something bigger.” But what kind of resources might a spiritual sensibility offer from a mental health standpoint? How can therapists helpfully and respectfully integrate spiritual feelings into their work with clients? Bestselling author Bill O’Hanlon tackles these questions and others in this pioneering foray into the uses and pitfalls of spiritualities—both secular and religious—in a therapeutic setting. Here, spirituality is defined by its three integral components: a feeling of connection to something beyond oneself, a capacity for compassion or “feeling with,” and a sense of responsibility to make a contribution to others and to the world. Each of these “3 Cs” comes with illustrative anecdotes, case vignettes, and specific techniques for unlocking clients’ own spiritual resources. Solution-Oriented Spirituality is O’Hanlon at his best: erudite, conversational, and committed to mining any resource that might help clients get “unstuck” from constrictive behavioral and thought patterns.

Touch Holiness

By Ruth C. Duck,Maren C. Tirabassi
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : The Pilgrim Press
  • Isbn : 082981972X
  • Pages : 268
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 451
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Book Summary:

Ruth Duck and Maren Tirabassi join together to bring the worship leader, "Touch Holiness: Resources for Worship." Inclusive and progressive, these worship resources are welcoming and inspiring. Whether you follow the liturgical cycle or need special occasion prayers, commissionings, benedictions and more, you and your congregation will be touched by the worship resources in "Touch Holiness."

Keeping Time

By Gail Ramshaw,Mons Teig
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Augsburg Fortress
  • Isbn : 1451478224
  • Pages : 320
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 804
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Book Summary:

This title explores why Christians have different ways of looking at time, at how the life of the church is ordered and organized by days, weeks, seasons, and years. It provides detailed information about Sundays and festivals, the lectionary and propers, seasons and commemorations, as well as guidance about leading the church’s services of daily prayer. Includes unique indexes to Evangelical Lutheran Worship contents.

The Divine Drama in History and Liturgy

By John E. Booty,Dikran Hadidian
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Isbn : 0915138670
  • Pages : 262
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 568
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Book Summary:

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