Themes of fullness and emptiness run throughout the Bible. The prayers gathered in this book speak of different kinds of fullness – fullness of blessing, fullness of being too busy – and of the need, sometimes, to empty ourselves in order to be filled afresh.
The first section follows the lectionary, with a prayer based on one or more of the set readings for each week. For the second section, we invited people to interpret the idea of ‘full to the brim’ in whatever way resonated with them.
We have subdivided this section into prayers that could be used in public worship, and those that seem more suited to personal devotion. It is our hope that, in reading these prayers, you might make connections with your own need for fullness, and what you might need to let go to make space.
Above all, we hope that you will find yourself refreshed and nourished.
The Revd Stephen Ansa-Addo and the Revd Sue McCoan, Editors of the 2024 URC Prayer Handbook