2023 URC Prayer Handbook – Cities of Sanctuary


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Cities of Sanctuary is the theme for the 2023 URC Prayer Handbook. In a troubled world, there are  many people seeking sanctuary of one kind or another: a place of physical safety, for those fleeing conflict or abuse; a place of refuge for people who are wounded; a place of inner peace from the torments of mental illness or stress. The prayers gathered in this book speak of the many reasons for needing sanctuary, and of some of the ways in which sanctuary might be provided.

This Handbook is arranged into two sections. The first follows the Lectionary readings for each Sunday and other significant occasions in the year, while in the second section, the editors, the Revds Stephen Ansa-Addo and Susan McCoan, invited people to interpret the idea of cities of sanctuary in whatever way resonated with them. Included are prayers which can be used in public worship and those in personal devotions.

Whatever sanctuary you seek, be refreshed and nourished.

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