“This is not your grandmother’s prayer book. Or if it is, I would really like to meet your grandmother.”
—Shane Claiborne, from the foreword
Rally: Communal Prayers for Lovers of Jesus and Justice
Both a cry for action and a comfort for our anxious souls, Rally addresses issues of social justice through lament and celebration. Using a call-and-response format, the litanies in this resource were created to unite us in prayer and common mission. Rally provides words for concerned Christians who yearn to lift their voices to God with their community to confront injustice in its many forms:
racial and gender inequality • economic disparity • white privilege • abuse of power • violence • mistreatment of migrants and refugees • people pushed to the margins of society
The selections in this resource evoke hope and connection, guiding us as we sift through the headlines, lament the destruction of the earth, and ask for the grace to love alike though we don’t think alike. God commands us to love one another in a way that values each member of the human family. Without exception.
AVAILABLE AUGUST 2020
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. Contributors include…
Kaitlin Curtice • Rachel G. Hackenberg • Delonte Harrod • Austen Hartke • Aundi Kolber • Tanya Marlow • D. L. Mayfield • Michael T. McRay • Osheta Moore • Bruce Reyes-Chow • Brandan Robertson • Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove
About the Editor & Compiler
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.