Reading daily prayers were not part of my faith tradition. Prayers for a Privileged People by Walter Brueggemann provided a new experience within my daily routine. These brief, insightful, convicting, deep and often shocking prayers orient the reader away from a life entitlement to truly wrestle with the character of God and how He works in the midst of our mundane lives. Brueggemann’s written prayers range from contentment, Labor Day, anxiety, Ash Wednesday, and reflections passages of Scriptures.
A friend recommended this resource to me. These prayers shed light into areas of my life that had succumbed to an entitled suburban American life. I plan on calendar specific prayers for specific days. If you feel weary or restless in your spiritual journey of following Christ, this resource might reorient your perspective on the grace and compassion of God.
“Make all things new, we pray in the new-making name of Jesus.”
Walter Brueggemann pg.174