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.

Devoting Ourselves to the Prayers

A Baptismal Theology for the Church's Intercessory Work

Mark Stamm • August 2015

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Dr. Stamm integrates the biblical, theological, and pastoral insight fitting of a liturgical scholar-pastor as he attempts to improve and deepen the church's congregational practice of intercessory prayer. In Devoting Ourselves to the Prayers: A Baptismal Theology for the Church's Intercessory Work, Dr. Stamm points to the strong biblical and historical connections between baptism and intercessory prayer, suggesting that intercessory prayer is a vocation—a calling—rooted in our common baptism. Imaginative, informative, and deeply committed to the idea that prayer is an essential practice of the church, this book not only addresses what has become the church's neglect of intercessory prayer but the difference such praying makes.

Dr. Mark W. Stamm is the author of numerous articles and three previous books related to various aspects of sacramental theology. He has worked as a pastor in United Methodist congregations and currently serves on the faculty at the Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University, as professor of Christian worship. His most recent book is Devoting Ourselves to the Prayers: A Baptismal Theology for the Church’s Intercessory Work (Discipleship Resources).

ISBN: 978-0-88177-712-3

Kindle ISBN: 978-0-88177-713-0

EPub ISBN: 978-0-88177-714-7

Imprint: Discipleship Resources

Pub Date: August 2015

Trim Size: in (w) x in (h) x 0.44 in (d)

Page Count: 208

BISAC Categories: RELIGION / Christian Living / Personal Growth

BISAC1: REL012070