Wide Awake Worship: Hymns and Prayers Renewed for the 21st Century

Beautiful prayer, majestic words, but I can't pray it! Rousing hymn, splendid tune, but I can't sing it! What's to be done when the classical prayers and hymns we have inherited no longer correspond to our beliefs or devotional needs? Can something be rescued from them that will preserve our links to the past while saving us from dishonesty and mindlessness? This book attempts to do just that by presenting a selection of honoured prayers and over fifty classic hymns reset in genuine contemporary language. At the very least Christians will be challenged by this work to think more carefully about the words they use in worship. This volume also contains a form of worship for the blessing of a friendship that is suitable for civil partnerships.