Responsive Prayers, Year B

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For Every Week of the Church Year

David Sparks

296 | 6" x 9"
ISBN: 978-1-77343-177-2


By inviting the congregation to participate in the worship prayers, leaders will nurture the growth and engagement of everyone in the gathered community.

Responsive Prayers 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. Some weeks include additional prayer options. 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.

David Sparks, Author

David received his theological education in England and in Canada and has served for 38 years with The United Church of Canada. David’s previous lectionary-based, three-volume prayer collections – Prayers to Share, and Pastoral Prayers to Share – have been welcomed and widely used in North America. David is a prolific and well-received contributor to the worship leader’s resource Gathering, and has had prayers and hymns published in other ecumenical and national Worship publications. David and his wife, Kathy, live in Summerland, British Columbia.

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The United Church Observer

An eminently useful collection of worship resources tailored for the lectionary year.

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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