One of the many challenges presented by church services is how to unite people of all ages andabilities in prayer in a way which engages them all. All-Sorts Prayer offers an opportunity to do just this.
Drawing on her experience of leading creative prayer, Claire Benton-Evans uses symbols, actions and sensory experience to provide adaptable and original prayers for an ‘all-sorts’ congregation. The prayers are grouped by theme and suggested position in the service. Each prayer clearly lists resources needed, words for the leader, a prayer action and closing words. Instructions are given to help the nervous leader, while those more experienced can just pick up the prayers and go.
The accompanying CD-ROM provides many of the resources needed for the prayers, while other suggested resources include essential oils, honey and glow-sticks!