Monday, 15 September 2008

Lifting Women’s Voices in Prayer - Calling Women Prayer Writers

Hi folks
this came across my desk the other day and seeming extremely worthwhile to those of a female creative spiritual bent , I have placed it here.

Lifting Women’s Voices: Changing the world through prayer is part of a grass-roots effort to unite Anglican women from all corners of the globe in prayer. A group is working to compile a new collection of prayers by women from throughout the Anglican Communion. They are inviting Anglican women to help create this prayer collection!

All interested Anglican women are invited to craft and submit a short prayer for publication. The final submission date for prayers is 15th Oct 2008. Prayer texts can be e-mailed to or Rebecca Hills at

Lifting Women’s Voices: Changing the world through prayer will be published in the late spring of 2009. All royalties from this project will go directly to the International Anglican Women’s Network and the Episcopal Relief and Development fund.

The aim of the 'Lifting Women's Voices' apart from creating a resource is to reveal how Anglican women worldwide are deeply connected by global issues, even across cultural and economic divides—and affirm that nurturing womens inner lives of prayer, offers all the courage to care and advocate not just for ourselves, but for sisters everywhere. This collection of original prayers from the worldwide Anglican Communion makes connections between women’s personal lives today and global concerns of women. They show the connections between a woman’s prayers for her child in the West and the plight of child labour in the third world.

The extraordinary process of prayer gathering has already facilitated the sharing of stories and concerns of women from all over the world and we would very much like you to be part of this process by sharing the news of our project and getting women from your diocese involved.

The book will feature a foreword by the US Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori, and the editorial board includes, among others, our own Jenny Te Paa.

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