Call and Response: Litanies for Congregational Prayer

Call and Response

Litanies for Congregational Prayer

by Fran Pratt

A Book Review

October 12, 2019

The Reverend Fran Pratt in her book Call and Response: Litanies for Congregational Prayer puts together a book of liturgy that is contemporary, beautiful, inclusive, and speaks to people from all backgrounds–the doubters, the non-believers, and offers the hope of the God in Christ who welcomes everyone.

One of her litanies entitled Bonus: Litany for Heretics reads:

“God we lift up to you the courageous who go against the grain of the present age:

The Heretics: The ones who flout traditions or expectations; . . .

May there faith never falter,

Their feet never stumble,

Their resources never run out,

Their hope never die….”

This is a beautiful contemporary and inclusive book of liturgy that speaks to the contemporary Church and non-church people, and we invite you to pick it up, read it little by little, and savor   its beauty.

Fr. River Damien Sims, sfw, D.Min., D.S.T.

www.temenos.org

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