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Tuesday, August 30, 2016

"The Book of Common Worship: Daily Prayer" a Review.

Book of Common Worship Daily PrayerBook of Common Worship Daily Prayer by Westminster John Knox Press
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Pros: (1) sets out an order of prayer for morning, midday, evening and compline; (2) Formats for chanting canticles and most psalms; (3) almost all of the prayers at the end of all of the Psalm portions are high quality; (4) a different set of thanksgiving and intercessory directions for each day of the week morning and evening.

Cons: (1) Doesn't have all of the Psalms; (2) litanies and prayers for various occasions runs from poor, cheesy and bland to decent, reverent and thoughtful; (3) no place for confessions of sin or confessions of faith in either morning or evening prayer; (4) because the Psalms are gender neutral the messianic texture is wiped out.

Overall, not the best resource engaging in the daily office.


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