a prayer book begun...

In 2013, when I was the Transitional Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministry at Welshire Presbyterian Church in Denver CO, I began to hear from those who attended worship that they appreciated the prayer and liturgy I offered there. Since then this has been a common response to my prayer, and as one who has spent my ministry career so far as a director or Associate Pastor, I spend more time in worship praying than preaching. So this response was welcome, but at the time it was a surprise. Some of the prayers from that time that I will post were published to Welshire's website or newsletter, because people asked for them, others I have kept and used in other church or worship contexts. The words included are my own unless I indicate that inspiration began with someone else's writing and cite them.