Compelled by the belief that a large number of Christians want to come to God with others' needs, John Pritchard has created this follow-up to his hugely successful volumes, The Intercessions Handbook
and The Second Intercessions Handbook
. In a gentle, accessible style he offers starter ideas and introductory material to help those who lead intercessions in public worship and small groups, and aims to open the reader's imagination to enrich their own style of praying. Everyday language, images, and experiences are used in each of the three main sections. The first, looking at intercessions in mainstream worship, offers prayers
- for each of the 12 months
- for major festivals and their seasons
- for special days like Mothering Sunday
- on themes such as light, storms and fear
The second section provides intercessions for use in informal worship and small groups, while the third, focusing on personal payers, includes a section for extroverts.