“The LORD is close to the brokenhearted; He rescues those whose spirits are crushed.” [Psalm 34:18 NLT]
The chaos and turmoil resulting from COVID-19, disturbing headlines, isolation, and New York City’s upheaval stirred Audrey Elledge and Elizabeth Moore to write poetic prayers of hope. They partnered with their church, Church of the City New York, to publish them online. The response was overwhelming, and the vision for Liturgies for Hope: Sixty Prayers for the Highs, Lows, and Everything in Between was born.
My idea of liturgy changed because of this collection of Scripture-based and personalized prayers. While I did not grow up in a church that I thought practiced liturgy, I remember that we had responsive readings and recited the Apostles’ Creed. And the worship songs we sing today may be considered a form of liturgy.
Beautiful, poetic prayers address faith, vocation, health, relationships, wonder, mystery, and confession.
Scriptures are listed for each prayer. This book could easily be used as a Bible study on how to pray the Scriptures.
Thank you to Audrey Elledge and Elizabeth Moore for transforming the trials of the past several years into hope-filled beauty.
Our loving Father, thank You for prompting Audrey Elledge and Elizabeth Moore to share the hope that Your Word offers to Your followers. Bless them to overflowing with continuing delight in Your Word. Bless the readers of this book with hope founded upon Your goodness and love. Amen.
I received an Advance Review Copy of this book from NetGalley and Waterbrook & Multnomah for my honest review.