We are God's mouth and hands in this world, and how we pray is important to our life together in Christ's Body, the Church. The prayers in this book help reflect what Scripture has to say in a manner that engages the times, needs, joys, and sorrows of a congregation.
This updated translation reunites today’s Christians with a treasure-trove of prayers that relate to all facets of public Christian life. These prayers reinforce basic Christian principles even as they bring the sweet message of the Gospel to those who need to hear God’s Word for their lives. Additionally, a series of addresses explains both the cost of discipleship and the rewards of church membership.
Carrying forward the 1930 translation of Rudolph Prange while updating the language for modern ears, this book is not a word-for-word rendition of C.F.W. Walther’s original German. Instead, the texts presented here capture Walther in a meaningful way for a contemporary English audience. This book guides pastors, teachers, church workers, elders, and any Christians who need to pray in public. All Christians will reap the benefits of using these prayers in their life together.