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Crafting Prayers for Public Worship: The Art of Intercession

Posted on 10 April 2014 Gavin Glenn

Intercessory prayer is an opportunity to engage in passionate and wholehearted dialogue with the maker, redeemer and sustainer of all things. It is to stand at the intersection of our profoundest longings, the most direct import of scripture and the most desperate needs of the world. It can bring together a tumult of feelings from gratitude to outrage in one brief, tender, comprehensive address to God.

Crafting Prayers for Public Worship is an inspirational and confidence-building guide that will empower and equip God’s people to offer heartfelt, informed, thoughtful and fitting prayers in public worship throughout the year and on special occasions. It


  • Explores the kind of speech we need (and don’t need) to address God
  • Reflects on the importance of staying rooted in scripture
  • Considers the answers we can expect with confidence, and how we can become part of the answer ourselves
  • Offers helpful advice for avoiding common pitfalls
  • Gives a wide range of examples and practical guidance for creating our own prayers


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