Awed to Heaven, Rooted in Earth: The Prayers of Walter Brueggemann

Awed to Heaven, Rooted in Earth: The Prayers of Walter Brueggemann

by Walter Brueggemann
     
 

This thoughtful and inspiring collection of prayers by Walter Brueggemann emerged from his more than forty years of teaching. Full of reflection, faith, and dialogue, they reveal another side to this gifted author. See more details below

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This thoughtful and inspiring collection of prayers by Walter Brueggemann emerged from his more than forty years of teaching. Full of reflection, faith, and dialogue, they reveal another side to this gifted author.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780800634605
Publisher:
Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
Publication date:
01/15/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
291,620
Product dimensions:
5.54(w) x 9.24(h) x 0.62(d)

Table of Contents

Editor's Foreword
Preface
1And then you - Facing God
And then you3
At the dawn4
You live at the hinge5
Stunned by the morning6
We wait for you to ache7
You ... and therefore us8
A thousand, a million, a trillion tongues9
For how you hope10
We say "Yes, yes"11
You with ears bent close to our lips12
The other side of the street13
Not at our beck and call14
You sweep away what we treasure15
No more sinking sand16
Before the day is out18
Three times holy19
The place where you are curbed20
Our true home21
2A people with many secrets - Truth-telling confession
A people with many secrets25
Like an endless falling26
We treasure what you end27
Not always for you28
You who command29
We also live double lives30
An answering and refusing31
Yours, and not ours32
We are takers33
Fashioning better guarantees34
The God we would rather have35
But now you know36
Even on such a day37
3Against your absence - A hidden God
Against your absence41
Our despairing hope42
No newness yet43
You are known in hiddenness44
You stay hidden within that misery45
With or without you46
Against a closed sky47
4We are ready to listen - For illumination
We are ready to listen51
Your command is garbled52
Ears but do not hear53
We would know more of you54
The voice we can scarcely hear55
The din undoes us56
The grace to be haunted57
Give us Saturday ears58
Reach us59
That we may change61
Re-text us62
5Move off the page - While reading texts
Move off the page65
Before us66
We try, as best we can, to live by bread alone67
You turn tables68
Teach us how to weep69
Your world-forming speech70
Your word71
Our mother tongue72
How you inhabit this text73
Your new news74
After the bitterness75
When the world spins crazy76
The poems conflict us77
Soak our lives in it78
Alabaster cities79
We are children of another world81
6Awed to heaven, rooted in earth - For the church in mission
Awed to heaven, rooted in earth85
Not the God we would have chosen87
Re-brand us88
And we are different89
A hard, deep call to obedience90
Yes91
We do not want to be arrested92
Do not fear93
Give us appropriate yielding95
We are much drawn to circuses96
Our right names97
Be our primary disease99
The anguish and burden of the message100
With all the graciousness we can muster101
Deliver us from amnesia103
Demanding all, not too much, but all104
Kingdoms rage ... and we are called105
Move us beyond ourselves106
7Start again - For a bruised world
Start again111
The threats do not wane112
Their plowshares are beat into swords113
Reform our deformed lives115
Work your wonders117
In the midst of all the pushing and shoving118
Come to our shut down places119
We are all in hock120
While the world says "not possible"121
We are not self-starters123
Be your powerful, active, sovereign self124
Friday is your day of entry125
Into our several hells126
Is there a balm ... in Gilead or anywhere?127
Ours is a seduced world129
Ceding our end to you130
8We will not keep silent - Cadences of gratitude
We will not keep silent133
You give ... and we receive134
The God who yearns and waits for us135
The gratitude we intend136
We are second and you are first137
With you it is never "more or less"139
Giver, Giver, Giver140
Larger than fear141
We notice your giving142
9Occupy our calendars - Praying the Christian Year
Occupy our calendars147
The grace and the impatience to wait - Advent148
In violence and travail - Christmas149
There is a time to be born, and it is now - Epiphany150
Not yet as light as hope - Shrove Tuesday152
Loss is indeed our gain - Lent153
Revise our taking - Lent154
Or did we get it wrong - Lent155
In the name of the bruised one - Holy Week156
Held back - Holy Week157
The pivot of hope - Maundy Thursday158
The terrible silencing we cannot master - Good Friday159
Not the kingdom of death - Easter161
We are baffled - Easter162
You who stalk the earth with new life - Easter163
But not held - Easter164
Easter us - Easter165
To make things new that never were - Pentecost167
We wait ... but not patiently - Reign of Christ168
In these very late days - Reign of Christ169
Index of biblical references170

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