Common Prayer: A Liturgy for Ordinary Radicals

Common Prayer: A Liturgy for Ordinary Radicals

Shane Claiborne, Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove, Enuma Okoro

Language: English

Pages: 592

ISBN: 0310326192

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

Common Prayer helps today’s diverse church pray together across traditions and denominations. With an ear to the particulars of how various liturgical traditions pray, and using an advisory team of liturgy experts, the authors have created a tapestry of prayer that celebrates the best of each tradition. The book also includes a unique songbook composed of music and classic lyrics to over fifty songs from various traditions, including African spirituals, traditional hymns, Mennonite gathering songs, and Taize chants. Tools for prayer are scattered throughout to aid those who are unfamiliar with liturgy and to deepen the prayer life of those who are familiar with liturgical prayer. Ultimately, Common Prayer makes liturgy dance, taking the best of the old and bringing new life to it with a fresh fingerprint for the contemporary renewal of the church. Churches and individuals who desire a deeper prayer life and those familiar with Shane Claiborne and New Monasticism will enjoy the tools offered in this book as a fresh take on liturgy.


















the wonders he has shown you; may he bring you home rejoicing: once again into our doors. Confession The Scriptures have much to say about not coming to the altar if we are holding something against a sister or brother. We are told that we will be forgiven inasmuch as we forgive. The early church was known for its public confessions of sins. Many traditions of Christianity have practiced public confession, and many great revivals have been sparked by folks beating their breasts and confessing

us all. Listen to the words of Fannie Lou Hamer in the midst of the civil rights struggle: “We have to realize just how grave the problem is in the United States today, and I think the sixth chapter of Ephesians, the eleventh and twelfth verses help us to know what it is we are up against. It says, ‘Put on the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood but against principalities, against powers, and against the

wonders he has shown you; may he bring you home rejoicing: once again into our doors. December 3 O Lord, let my soul rise up to meet you as the day rises to meet the sun. Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be forever. Amen. Come, let us bow down and bend the knee: let us kneel before the LORD our Maker. Song “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot” O come, O come, Emmanuel: and ransom captive Israel. Psalm 18:3 – 7 I will call upon the

Lord’s blessing over you. They say nothing is given birth without pain. I have a secret joy in thee, my God, for if thou art my Father, thou art my Mother too, and of thy tenderness, healing, and patience there is no end at all. I pray for (name). (Name), may the joy and peace of heaven be with you. The Lord bless you. For the Room of an Older Son or Daughter, Present or Absent To be said by the parent(s) if possible: Peace be here in the name of the King of life; the peace of Christ above all

breath of your nostrils. He reached down from on high and grasped me: he drew me out of great waters. He delivered me from my strong enemies and from those who hated me: for they were too mighty for me. Unite us in justice, Lord: that all might praise your name together. Genesis 44:1 – 17 Mark 1:29 – 45 Unite us in justice, Lord: that all might praise your name together. Pandita Ramabai, a nineteenth-century Indian activist, said, “People must not only hear about the kingdom of God, but must

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