The Book of Uncommon Prayer
it's not too often that i post a book on the blog, but i have really enjoyed this book. it's a book for youth ministers but i've found that many books for youth ministry also work with adults with a few minor changes and sometimes not any at all.
additionally, i'm not a huge fan of Zondervan publishing--which this book is. so perhaps that's why i'm posting it.
i'll admit it. i haven't even finished it. however, i have flipped through it and i love many of the prayers i've read. they are in plain english and varied but include many for those times when you just want to quit as a youth minister (or any other kind of minister i'd guess). they name and voice the frustrations i've faced and pray for guidance beyond that.
it also includes a variety of services, including a memorial service for a youth member--i can't even imagine how difficult that would be.
the book is written by Steven L. Case, and i know nothing about him. i suppose i could google him. i'm not really up to google any person these days. but now it is something that runs through my head. egad!
peace be with you today--not the peace of the world, but God's peace. amen.