|Publication Date: 21 Apr 2005|
|Page Count: 160|
All Desires Known
Frequently requested for other anthologies and collections because of their beauty and economy of language, these prayers and poems reflect the integration of our personal desires, our political vision and our longing for God. Many were composed as a response to the desire for a language of worship that is inclusive of women’s experience. Yet, deeply rooted in the words, stories and images of Scripture, they have resonated not only with women, but with all who love the Bible and who want to pray in our contemporary world with honesty and directness.
This new edition introduces a substantial section of material on themes of global justice, entitled ‘Thy kingdom come’. The sequence of collects for which All Desires Known is most celebrated has been re-ordered, along with helpful indexes and footnotes, to enable the reader to select suitable prayers to fit with the Common Worship Lectionary.
A highly original and stunningly beautiful anthology.
A remarkable collection of prayers . . . a voice of prayer sounds here that appeals to the thought and feeling of people in our time.
Sample the pungent beauty of some of these prayers and their haunting and disturbing depth . . . some of them are classics.