Opening to God

Opening to God

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Drawing from Jesus words to the disciples to become like children, Marilyn McCord Adams presents more than two hundred fifty original prayers that serve as powerful and practical examples of how adults can pray in a manner that combines the complexity and richness of their adult experiences with the candor, immediacy, demands, and expectations of a child. The prayers in this collection encourage us to move to a deeper level of intimacy and openness to God, which McCord Adams believes will compel us to bring the pressing problems facing us directly to God. This resource, which can be used by those who lead public worship as well as those who seek to grow closer to God in private, includes prayers that address social and personal concerns such as peace, justice, care of the environment, and responding to Gods call.The point is not to stick With the samples but to aquot;get the hang of ita€ and launch out on onea#39;s oWn. In fact, most of these prayers Were Written for and used in public Worship at Christ Church, Oxford. ... barriers of language and culture, there is a real question as to hoW Well the spoken part of our service communicatesanbsp;...

Title:Opening to God
Author: Marilyn McCord Adams
Publisher:Westminster John Knox Press - 2008

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