Calling all prayer writers

A writerWould you like to write a prayer for the United Reformed Church’s annual prayer handbook? 

The editors are inviting people from across the denomination to write prayers, hoping they’ll be inspired by the theme ‘Seasons of the Spirit’.

Although prayers on any lectionary reading will be considered, writers are encouraged to reflect on the dynamics of praise and lament in the lectionary Psalms in particular, to help create the URC’s unique collection of provocative, prophetic, thoughtful, and beautiful prayers.

The editors – Nathan Eddy and Richard Church say: ‘Our hope is to make the prayer handbook as representative of, and accessible to, as many people as possible. Therefore, we’re looking for prayers from people of all ages, nationalities, and Christian traditions. If you enjoy writing prayers, write one for us!’

The deadline for submissions is Monday 4 December, and can be made by emailing with ‘Submitted prayer’ in the subject field.

To make submissions by post, send to: The Editors, The Prayer Handbook, The Communications Department, United Reformed Church House, 86 Tavistock Place, London, WC1H 9RT.

If you have any queries, email with ‘PHB query’ in the subject field.

For the full details on submission guidelines click here

To view the lectionary readings for 2019, click here.

The 2018 prayer handbook ‘On Eagle’s Wings’ is now available from the URC’s online store.