This book is the third and final volume of the Prayers to Share series. Based on the scripture readings from The Revised Common Lectionary, each book in the popular series offers church leaders an entire year's worth of responsive prayers for use in worship, and other church group settings. What better way to engage the congregation than through active, responsive participation in prayers throughout the service?
David Sparks was educated theologically in England and Canada and has served for 30 years with The United Church of Canada. David's previous three-book lectionary series, Prayers to Share, has been welcomed and widely used in North America and Europe and further afield in India and Australia.
Prayers to Share contains responsive prayers for each Sunday of the Church Year.
I can see leaders of worship, pastors, or lay members using this reference in different ways – from incorporating the set of prayers as printed to gaining inspiration from the words and making some changes to align the style for a personal reflection of the congregation. I especially found the theme and scripture index of great benefit and recommend Prayers to Share be included as a reference in church libraries.Rev. Harris Athanasiadis
Prayers to Share is an excellent resource for worship preparation and prayer.Janet Silman, The Observer
Once again Sparks provides harried worship leaders with prayers for everything from service opening to commissioning.