Request an Exam Copy

Common Prayer - A Daily Liturgy

Categories Theology

Common Prayer

“O Lord, let my soul rise up to meet you
as the day rises to meet the sun.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit,
as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be forever. Amen.

Come, let us sing to the Lord : let us shout for joy to the Rock of our salvation.”

-From Common Prayer: Liturgy for Ordinary Radicals 

Prayer is central to the Christian life, but for many of us it can also be very difficult to enter into the rhythm, or even to know what to say. 

Shane Claiborne, Enuma Okoro, and Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove understand these difficulties, and have created Common Prayer to help us enter into the rich tradition of Christian spirituality. 

In their words, “Here you’ll find prayers for every evening, morning, and midday that celebrate the best of the Christian tradition and engage with the most pressing issues of our world today. There are also songs from various traditions, including African-American spirituals, traditional hymns, Mennonite gathering songs, and Taize chants—a ‘greatest hits’ from the church’s first 2000 years.”

Check out a sample here!


Mythology and Meaning: How we read the Scriptures
Mythology and Meaning: How we read the Scriptures “A story is a way to say something that can’t be said any other way, and it takes every word in the story to say what t...
Your form could not be submitted. Please check errors and resubmit.

Thank you!
Sign up complete.

Subscribe to the Blog Get expert commentary on biblical languages, fresh explorations in theology, hand-picked book excerpts, author videos, and info on limited-time sales.
By submitting your email address, you understand that you will receive email communications from HarperCollins Christian Publishing (501 Nelson Place, Nashville, TN 37214 USA) providing information about products and services of HCCP and its affiliates. You may unsubscribe from these email communications at any time. If you have any questions, please review our Privacy Policy or email us at This form is protected by reCAPTCHA.