New every morning is your love, great God of light, and all day long you are working for good in the world. Stir up in us desire to serve you, to live peacefully with our neighbors and all your creation, and to devote each day to your Son, our Savior Jesus Christ. Amen.

"A Liturgy for Morning Prayer," Upper Room Worshipbook

Used by permission from the Book of Common Worship, © 2018 Westminster John Knox Press. All rights reserved. This prayer appears in “A Liturgy for Morning Prayer” in Upper Room Worshipbook.

Another Bead, Another Prayer

Devotions to Use with Protestant Prayer Beads

Max O. Vincent, Kristen E. Vincent • January 2015

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Yes, it's really okay for Protestants to use prayer beads! Kristen and Max Vincent invite you to pray from your heart with these 28 devotions designed for use with prayer beads. Another Bead, Another Prayer begins with a brief explanation of Protestant prayer beads for readers who are unfamiliar with them. The devotions are grouped by 4 types of prayer: praise, confession, intercession, and thanksgiving. Other features include:

  • A Leader's Guide
  • Simple instructions for making prayer beads
  • Tips for writing your own prayers

This is an excellent resource to help you concentrate in prayer as well as learn new ways to pray. Also a strong option for retreats. Length of study: 4 to 12 weeks.

Max O. Vincent is senior pastor of St. James United Methodist Church in Atlanta. He is the author of Good News of Great Joy: Advent Reflections on the Songs of Luke and Because of This I Rejoice: Reading Philippians During Lent. He is married to Kristen Vincent, and they have one son, Matthew. Max and Kristen coauthored Another Bead, Another Prayer, a collection of devotions and prayers to use with Protestant prayer beads. A Georgia native, Max holds Master of Divinity and Master of Theology degrees from Duke Divinity School and a bachelor’s degree in Religion from Wofford College. He studied for one year at the University of Bonn in Bonn, Germany. In addition to serving as pastor of United Methodist congregations in North Carolina and Georgia, Max served for 4 years as a chaplain for the brain injury unit at Shepherd Center in Atlanta. He enjoys teaching workshops on prayer and spiritual disciplines. Max enjoys reading theology, preaching, golf, college basketball, and Girl Scout cookies.

Kristen E. Vincent is an award-winning author, speaker, and artisan whose passion is spiritual formation, including the use of prayer beads. She is the author of three books: A Bead and a Prayer: A Beginner’s Guide to Protestant Prayer Beads, Beads of Healing: Prayer, Trauma, and Spiritual Wholeness, and We Are Beloved: A Lenten Journey with Protestant Prayer Beads. She is the coauthor, with Max Vincent, of Another Bead, Another Prayer: Devotions to Use with Protestant Prayer Beads. Kristen travels throughout the US and internationally to lead retreats and workshops. She is a graduate of Duke Divinity School and The Academy for Spiritual Formation (#34). She lives in Atlanta, Georgia, with her husband, Max, a United Methodist pastor, and their son, Matthew. Kristen loves words, the mountains, gatherings on her porch, and dark chocolate. Find her at www.prayerworksstudio.com.

ISBN: 978-0-8358-1372-3

Kindle ISBN: 978-0-8358-1373-0

EPub ISBN: 978-0-8358-1374-7

Imprint: Upper Room

Pub Date: January 2015

Trim Size: 5 in (w) x 7 in (h) x 0.268 in (d)

Page Count: 128

BISAC Categories: RELIGION / Christian Living / Prayer

BISAC1: REL012080



“Another Bead, Another Prayer is the second in what one can only hope will become a whole series of books for Protestants about prayer beads and their role as an enriching part of both spiritual formation and religious devotion. Even the complete novice will find here not only the prayers appointed to each set of beads but also, and blessedly, easy-to-follow, deeply pastoral guidance into both the practice and the prayers.”
—Phyllis Tickle Compiler, The Divine Hours "Prayer beads for Protestants? We live in a time when many are reaching toward God and also being formed by God in new and exciting ways. Kristen and Max Vincent teach us the value of a practice of prayer that will be new to many of us, yet one that is based in the ancient wisdom of the church." – Will Willimon, United Methodist bishop, retired, and professor of the Practice of Christian Ministry, Duke Divinity School