in bursting from the tomb
you have broken the power of death
and we see there is no darkness
that can overcome your love.
Breath into our lives
the wonder of your saving glory . . .
This wonderful collection of 140 original prayers – published here for the first time – is suitable for anyone who leads public prayers, or is looking for a resource to enrich private devotions. Covering a wide variety of subjects, the prayers are grouped under broad headings: Through the year; Church and ministry; Pastoral prayers; Community; Government and justice; Home and family life; Food and hospitality, and Devotional prayers. A comprehensive index is provided to guide you quickly to exactly what you need.
Ian Black has been Vicar of Whitkirk in Leeds, in the Diocese of Ripon and Leeds, since 2002. He is also a member of the Chapter of Ripon Cathedral. He previously served in Maidstone, Kent, and as priest-in-charge of a group of parishes 10 miles north-west of Canterbury. He was a Minor Canon of Canterbury Cathedral, a prison chaplain and assistant Director of Post-Ordination Training for the Diocese of Canterbury. He is the author of three books on prayer: Prayers for All Occasions (2011), Intercessions for Years A, B & C (2009), and Intercessions for the Calendar of Saints and Holy Days (2005).