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By Joan L. Kavanaugh,James A. Forbes

it is a selection of Joan Kavanaugh’s post-9/11 public pastoral prayers brought on the Riverside Church in manhattan urban. Written with a “newspaper in a single hand and Bible within the other,” they deal with the problems of human fight and global quandary that experience touched all of our lives during this period of terrorism, anxiousness, and international clash. Prophetic and pastoral, the prayers concentrate on modern issues of clash, violence, poverty, racism, injustice, desire, and human longing from non secular, mental, and biblical views. they're a source for all who are looking to deepen their religion as they face an international deep in turmoil.

“The striking factor approximately those prayers is the best way they chronicle sign occasions impacting the lifetime of the church, the kingdom, and the worldwide community.”
—James A. Forbes Jr., from the Foreword

“Joan Kavanaugh is a spirit-filled poet whose masterful use of language conveys a deep knowledge that lighting up the worship carrier in prophetic Riverside Church. Her public prayers encourage us all!”
—Cornel West, Professor of Philosophy and Christian perform, Union Theological Seminary

“Joan Kavanaugh is that infrequent clergyperson who touches the non-public and international, weaving jointly poetry, activism, and a profound measure of openness to the human adventure. not just did i admire this booklet for my own studying, i'll flip to it repeatedly as I lead my congregation in public prayer for God’s damaged global. easily acknowledged: each minister must have a duplicate in his or her library!”
—R. Scott Colglazier, Senior Minister, First Congregational Church of Los Angeles

“Joan Kavanaugh’s eloquent prayers offer a prophetic and sweeping imaginative and prescient of human probability in an impossibly conflicted global. They name us to reside within the presence of a God whose love is noticeably inclusive, giving voice to our perennial eager for justice and deep connection.”
—Sam prepared, writer of within the Absence of God and fireplace within the Belly

“Combining poetic wit, prophetic ardour, and pastoral knowledge, Joan Kavanaugh prays us into areas of mind's eye which are infrequent and beautiful. She indicates us what it potential to be human; she offers us an anatomy of our souls. and she or he exhibits us what it potential to dwell jointly; she provides us a map of the realm. With our souls and international map in hand, she prays us into the hands of God, and shall we us see lifestyles everlasting within the the following and now.”
—Serene Jones, President, Union Theological Seminary

Joan L. Kavanaugh is an ordained minister within the United Church of Christ who served as clergy and the founding director of the Pastoral Counseling middle on the Riverside Church in long island urban for thirty-three years. presently she is a psychotherapist in deepest perform in long island City.

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