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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|Publisher:||Church Publishing, Incorporated|
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About the Author
Marjorie A. Burke has been active in the Episcopal Church at all levels—parish, diocese, and national. She served as national president of the Episcopal Church Women and co-edited Women’s Uncommon Prayers: Our Lives Revealed, Nurtured, Celebrated. Her poetry and prose have been published in literary magazines and local newspapers. She lives in Weare, New Hampshire.
Ann Smith is Director of Women in Mission and Ministry, the office of women's ministries of the National Episcopal Church.
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"A volume perfectly designed for a spot on the night stand beside the bed, to be read before retiring...a rich collection of thoughts and observations that take one deep into the personal lives of many faithful women of the church...Living history that dives deeply into fears, loves, motherhood and doubt and comes up with a cup of fresh, clear water for the soul"