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We Have Voices

A book of prayers on peace and justice for anyone leading public worship, collective or group prayers, services and reflections.

Christian longing for justice is not only a future hope but a current and collective responsibility. We are called to voice our vision of God’s more just world together.

We Have Voices helps us to cry out against injustice; aids us in speaking for and with others; allows us to complain at God and confide in God; propels us to tell truth to power. Four sections offer a liturgical ‘flow’ to the prayers according to Lament, Solidarity, Courage and Sending. By using this collection of prayers to add our prayerful voices, we are praying for the kingdom for which Jesus died.

Key features

  • Great ecumenical value: as Christians, we are all called to pray for and with others in seeking change over inequalities, environmental issues, people affected by war and economic pressures.
  • Unique, commissioned prayers specifically for public worship, contributed by a diverse range of people.
  • Supports churches to orientate worship more fully and publicly around matters of justice.
  • Offers a variety of rich prayer and liturgical resources relevant across theological traditions.
  • Builds confidence for preachers and leaders of worship to offer prayers tackling current issues.

Editor

  • Barbara Glasson is a Methodist Minister and tutor in pastoral theology at the Queen’s Foundation for Theological Education in Birmingham.
  • In 2019 she was awarded the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Hubert Walter Award in recognition of her work in peace and reconciliation. She was President of the Methodist Conference in 2019/2020.
  • Barbara is a Churchill Fellow and has travelled widely and written a number of books that reflect her commitment to social justice and peace.

Contributors

  • Prayers are submitted by a wide range of people who faithfully long to see justice for all: from army chaplains to young people working in community projects; from as far away as South America and Myanmar to as close as the local foodbank.

We Have Voices