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.


Communal Prayers for Lovers of Jesus and Justice

Britney Winn Lee • August 2020

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"This is a prayer book for revolution—a revolution of love and compassion and justice," Shane Claiborne writes in the foreword. The prayers in this collection are meant to be prayed in community.

Rally is a prayer book for faith communities searching for words to respond to the injustices around them. It's a prayer book for Christian activists who believe in putting feet to their prayers. The book supplies words for concerned Christians who yearn to lift their voices to God about such issues as racism; the abuse of power and privilege; mistreatment of migrants and refugees; lives tragically lost; our violent society; white supremacy; and people being marginalized because of their gender, ethnic identity, sexual orientation, or economic status. Rally contains prayers for perpetrators, for loving our bodies, for listening to one another, for those who have been wounded by the church. In this resource, readers will find prayers that evoke hope and connection, guidance for sifting through the news and social media headlines, laments about destruction of the earth, and pleas for loving alike though we don't think alike.

The beauty of this book lies in the rich variety of voices and experiences of its writers—leaders who work at the intersection of Christianity and social justice and who want to resource those who gather to lament the needs and celebrate the possibilities of a better world. "Lord, stir us up to holy action," cries this powerful book. Rally spurs people to compassionately continue the important work of loving God and neighbor until all of God's people feel safe and seen.

Britney Winn Lee is the director of a community arts program in Shreveport, Louisiana, where she lives with her designer husband and big-hearted son. The author of Deconstructed Do-Gooder: A Memoir About Learning Mercy the Hard Way and The Boy with Big, Big Feelings, Lee compiled this collection of prayers. An artist and word-wielder since childhood, Lee has worked for 10 years in efforts focused on building community and connecting the church to the world. Her passions are being a good neighbor, writing about that topic in a variety of ways, crocheting, and making spicy pickles. See what she’s creating at www.britneywinnlee.com and on Instagram @britneywinnlee.

ISBN: 9781935205319

Kindle ISBN: 978-1-935205-32-6

EPub ISBN: 978-1-935205-33-3

Imprint: Fresh Air Books

Pub Date: August 2020

Trim Size: 6 x 9

Page Count: 176

BISAC Categories: RELIGION / Christian Living / Social Issues

BISAC1: REL012110

BISAC2: REL012080

BISAC3: REL012120