Words for Worship
Prayers from the Heart of the Church of England
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Words for Worship brings together the most cherished prayers in the Church of England's liturgy, both in Common Worship and the Book of Common Prayer. From modern collects to prayers that have been learned by heart over generations, here are the words that today create a common identity among Anglican worshippers.
Texts include the Lord's Prayer, the Gloria, Sanctus, Prayers of Confession, the Creeds, the Magnificat, Nunc Dimittis, Benedictus, the Agnus Dei, the Grace, and many more. Each prayer is accompanied by a short commentary on its history and meaning, opening it up for those new to Anglican worship and those seeking a deeper understanding of familiar words.
"This book offers material that has stood the test of time in Christian experience, and promises to enrich the discipleship of all who use these words." - Rowan Williams
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