Prayers from the heart

prayer handbook 2020 webFeaturing prayers for every week of the year, the 2020 United Reformed Church (URC) Prayer Handbook - Prayers from the heart is now available.

Edited by Karen Campbell, a Church Related Community Worker, and the Revd Ian Fosten, a URC Minister, Prayers from the heart features a mixture of prayer styles and approaches for all readers.

Contributors were encouraged to offer prayers that expressed the whole depth and range of joy, hope, thankfulness, fear, frustration and yearning that might be found within their own prayerful relationship with God.

Karen and Ian said: “In offering this collection of prayers, we hope we have captured their raw authenticity; prayers which are beautifully written, deeply thoughtful but not overly clever.

"We have included pieces which came to us rough-hewn, unpolished or quirky, but all of which echoed the heartbeat of God's people crying out to our gracious God.

"In using this collection, we hope that you will catch an echo of your own thankfulness and desires for our beautiful, but often broken, world."

The A5 edition of the prayer handbook is £4.99 + p+p, or £4.49 for 10 or more copies. A new A4 Lectern (large print) edition, is available for £9.99 + p+p.

Buy your A5 copy here, or A4 edition here.