Common Prayer: A Liturgy for Ordinary Radicals (Pocket Edition)


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Common Prayer is a tapestry of daily prayers inviting faith communities from around the world to pray, sing, and act together. Jonathan says it’s the most important book project he has worked on. Here you’ll find prayers for every evening, morning, and midday that celebrate the best of the Christian tradition and engage with the most pressing issues of our world today. There are also songs from various traditions, including African-American spirituals, traditional hymns, Mennonite gathering songs, and Taize chants—a ‘greatest hits’ from the church’s first 2000 years. There’s a calendar to help us remember our saints and landmark dates in the struggle for peace and justice. And there’s a collection of prayers for special occasions.

To listen to a sample from the audio book, click here.

Read Jonathan blogging on Common Prayer at Huffington Post and, and check out reviews from The Christian Century, Sojourners Magazine, Englewood Review of Books, and the United Church of Christ.

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Download the Common Prayer app for iPhone here. 

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