Item description for Women's Uncommon Prayers: Our Lives Revealed, Nurtured, Celebrated by Elizabeth Geitz Geitz, Marjorie A. Burke & Ann Smith...
Overview Written by clergy and lay women from all around the country, this compilation of prayers and poems covers the full spectrum of emotions from desperate pleas for compassion in times of despair to quiet gratitude for the simple blessings of everyday living, to effusive praise during moments of celebration, and touch upon an array of topics organized under the categories of identity, daily life, stages of life, spirituality, and ministry. Original.
Publishers Description Looking for ways to be strong yet tender, independent yet intimate, women today strive toward ever greater understanding of themselves, their relationships with family and friends, and their place in the world. Written by clergy and lay women from all around the country, this compilation of prayers and poems is the collective wisdom of contemporary women who base their search for such understanding on the belief that all of life must be seen against the backdrop of a vital faith. Offered in a spirit of sharing and encouragement, these prayers and poems are as rich, intricate, and complex as the women's lives they represent.
Women's Uncommon Prayers covers the full spectrum of emotions from desperate pleas for compassion in times of despair to quiet gratitude for the simple blessings of everyday living, to raucous praise during moments of celebration. These prayers touch on an amazing array of topics organized under the categories of identity, daily life, stages of life, spirituality, and ministry. Also included are comprehensive sections of seasonal and corporate prayers.
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Open your heart May 29, 2008
I was looking for a gift and found this "gift" for my heart. Simply open this charming collection of prayers to any page and find a message one needs to hear.
Excellent as a devotional prayer journal for women. Apr 29, 2008
There are prayers for all occasions. Women from all walks of life can find a prayer for the problem or blessing they are encountering.
a rich resource! Jul 29, 2007
this is a fabulous resource for all those who are looking to enhance their worship experiences with prayers from a group of people that are usually not utilized in traditional worship- women!
Refreshing and Timely Prayer Book for Women and Men Sep 20, 2000
Thank you Elizabeth, Marjorie and Ann and associates for this exquisite book. It is a remarkable collection of thoughtful, devoted prayers and insights. Truly inspired! Truly welcome! A gift to women and men of faith.
My only disappointment is in the title of the book. The contents are very common indeed to women and are raised in common voice to God. The title, Women's Uncommon Prayers, trivializes and marginalizes the work. The Book of Common Prayer already marginalizes women because of its lack of inclusive language. This title, Women's Uncommon Prayers, perpetuates that by implication that women's work of worship and prayer is uncommon and at the margins of serious prayer and certainly of common / corporate (men and women) worship.
What an amazing collection of prayers by and for the voice of women! A variety of topics, rich imagery, and amazing ways to connect with God in language that speaks from women's perspectives qualify for this book a prominent place on any woman's nightstand and/or bookshelf. I laugh at some thoughts, and cry at the astonishing way others are able to say what fails my voice. If you are a male, this book presents a rare opportunity to gain a peek into the hearts of women and their prayers to God. Advent and Christmas are approaching - stock up and give as gifts that will bring faith, renewal, and celebration for many years to come. My thanks to the compilers and the contributors of this terrific resource! You are a blessing to women everywhere.