Prayers for Education was a runaway success and this new enlarged version contains many new items, including prayers for the main festivals of the Church Year and prayers celebrating the contributions of different faiths.
- Church of England Newspaper (03/02/06) Review by Luke H
- Outlook Newspaper (April 2008) Review by Luke H
Prayers for Education is a small, but valuable book with a wide-ranging collection of prayers. As well as prayers for specific occasions there are graces, prayers for churches and intercessions, and prayers for the school assemblies and all age worship for the particular times in the Church's year.
These prayers can be used for inspiration, or as a template to create your own prayers, although they could just as easily be us taken straight from the page into your own situation. They are clear and straightforward, and written in language which is gracious and lacking in cliche.
The only quibble with this book is its title. Prayers for Education sounds like a book which will only be of use to teachers. Its usefulness goes much further than that.
It is a great resource for anyone praying in a setting involving children or education, wherther teachers, clergy, Readers or parents, and is the sort of book to return to again and again. (Posted on 27/04/2010)