Enter Every Trembling Heart - eBook [ePub]

Prayers for Christian Worship

Enter Every Trembling Heart - eBook [ePub]
E-Book ISBN: 9781426738821
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Published December 2010

An essential resource for all who plan and lead in worship.

Prayer occurs when God's people, individually or collectively, enter into God's presence. Simple as this sounds, it is rarely simple for authentic prayer to occur in the context of Christian worship. Surrounded by distracting lights and sounds from without and distracting thoughts and emotions from within, people enter too infrequently into the genuine spirit of prayer in corporate worship.

Worship leaders, therefore, have a set task. It is to usher persons as close as possible to the vortex of genuine prayer, where they may be drawn in and overcome by the sense of God's being. Words must be used--and silence as well--to bait, cajole, and tease the mind into communion with God.

The prayers in this book are offered in an attempt to make prayer a greater reality for Christian congregations. Readers will find calls to worship, opening prayers, affirmations of faith, offertory prayers, pastoral prayers, benedictions, and more. Written with the poetic language and spiritual insight that are John Killinger's trademarks, Enter Every Trembling Heart is an essential resource for all who plan and lead in worship.

About the Author

John R. Killinger

John Killinger, now a free-lance writer and lecturer, has taught at Vanderbilt Divinity School and Princeton Theological Seminary. He was senior minister of First Presbyterian Church of Lynchburg, BA, and First congregational Church of Los Angeles, CA. He is author of Lost in Wonder, Love, and Praise and Enter Every Trembling Heart, both Abingdon collections of prayers and affirmations for Christian worship, as well as Winter Soulstice: An Autobiographical Meditation on the Spirituality of Our Elder Years, coming in 2005, by Crossroad.