God and the People: Prayers for a Newer New Awakening


A Book of Prayers by Gary Gunderson

The prayers Gary Gunderson shares with us in this little book

foster in anyone willing to enter fully into their spirit a sense of

new possibilities for engagement with the sacred all around us

in the communities where we live and serve.

We hear in these prayers the voice of a poet, and also hear the

words of a prophet calling for social justice, knowing for sure we

should do better: “How do You stand it, God? What holds back

your wrath and vengeance on all of us who care so little?”

There is wonder at the goodness of the world created for us

– astonished joy in the “leading causes of life,” and amazement

at life itself. He prays “Thank You for weaving in ways we could

not know to hope. — Dr. Jerry Winslow, Loma Linda University

Videos: These Prayers are meant to be read aloud!