Common Prayer Pocket Edition: A Liturgy for Ordinary Radicals
Common Prayer Pocket Edition helps individuals and today’s diverse church pray together across traditions and denominations. With an ear to the particulars of various liturgical prayer traditions, and using an advisory team of liturgy experts, the authors have created a tapestry of prayer that celebrates the best of each tradition. This convenient and portable book also includes tools for prayer scattered throughout to aid those unfamiliar with liturgy and deepen the prayer life of those already familiar with liturgical prayer. Common Prayer Pocket Edition adds new prayers for compline (late evening) and for individual use, such as prayers for travel, protection, and various blessings. It includes a table of days and readings for the morning prayers as well as an annotated list of saints and days to remember. Churches and individuals who desire a deeper prayer life–and those familiar with Shane Claiborne and New Monasticism–will enjoy the tools offered in this book as a fresh take on liturgy.
A daily liturgy based in the New Monasticism movement, Common Prayer is a rich collection of responsorial readings, scripture passages, and true accounts of Christians who exemplify faith in action. Koinonia used the full hardback Common Prayer book for an entire year of devotionals during our communal noon meal. We strongly recommend it to any group or individual who wants to increase their knowledge of radical church history while practicing the discipline of daily prayer. Written by Shane Claiborne, Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove, and Enuma Okoro. Hardcover. 592 pages.