Synopses & Reviews
A collection of nearly 80 prayers for interfaith gatherings.
- For interfaith gatherings, collection of nearly 80 prayers.
- Prayers are grouped for easy reference, including Ordinations and Installations; Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Events; Dedications; Unity and Diversity; Peace and Justice; Gratitude and Remembrance.
- Focus is on what people of all faiths can share.
- Practical advice on prayer making includes how to address the holy, creating sacred space with prayer, and how to close prayers. Though prayer itself is universal, many traditional prayers are not accessible to people of all faiths. Occasions of public prayer, often occurring at secular events, are most successful when they welcome all that are present. A fitting prayer must invoke a sense of the holy and provide a common ground of belonging for everyone. In this inspiring collection, Annie Foerster presents a wealth of useful guidance on crafting universal prayers, along with an abundant sampling of beautiful prayers of all kinds, for adaptation or for use as they are. Beneficial for clergy, lay ministers, anyone participating in interfaith worship and readers who want to write prayers of their own.