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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.

“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.

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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.

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