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Prayers for a Priviledged People is a collection of prayers meant to uplift and focus hearts. Dealing in particular with topics such as social justice, political process, compassion and introspection, Brueggeman prays for a better world and begins with your own heart.
In Prayers for a Privileged People
, this much-published author sculptsas carefully as if with chiselprayers on behalf of those who are people of privilege and entitlementthe haves
at an urgent moment in our society. The privileged face, on the one hand, the seduction of denial or, on the other, the temptation of despair. These prayers of wisdom and prophetic power remind us that when things go wrong , when we are afraid , and when we feel prodded by those who lack voice, there is a conversation we can havea conversation situated amid the promises and commands of God.
From the Circuit Rider
review: "This is a beautiful collection of poetic and prophetic prayers, words to be prayed with, mulled over, pondered, savoredand challenged by. For in this little text, we glimpse a side of Brueggemann we may not have known through his rich Scripture studies alone. Here, he draws on not only his extensive years of study and teaching of the Psalms and the prophets, but his own faith immersion in the church year and in the liturgies of the church." (Click here to read the entire review.)
Walter Brueggemann is William Marcellus McPheeters Professor Emeritus of Old Testament at Columbia Theological Seminary. A past president of the Society of Biblical Literature, he is one of today's preeminent interpreters of Scripture.