Liturgies for Wholeness: 60 Prayers to Encounter the Depth, Creativity, and Friendship of God in Ordinary Moments (Hardcover)

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Sixty modern and inspiring liturgies that offer compassionate insight to nurture your soul, from the bestselling authors of Liturgies for Hope.

“A voice of reassurance and a much needed reminder of the hope we have.”—Joshua Luke Smith, performing artist, pastor, and author

What if my current life is preparing me for something I can’t see?
Oh God, when I feel overlooked and forgotten,
when I ache to be important,
redirect my heart to You who remembers me.

When your spirit is restless and you can’t find the words, these modern-day liturgies help you articulate your brokenness to the God who calls you beloved.

The lyrical prayers in Liturgies for Wholeness name our longings—the ache for physical rest, the grief over something we never had, the desire for healing in a relationship—even as they call us to notice the blessing of washing our face and watching nightfall and sink deep into an awareness of God’s presence.

Divided into eight sections—including Mind, Senses, Body, Home, and Community—these liturgies can be read communally or individually to bring you into greater intimacy with God. Each prayer includes related Scripture references to offer you further opportunity for meditation and reflection.

With each liturgy in Liturgies for Wholeness, may you sense God’s deep desire for you and may you delight in the only One who can make you whole.

About the Author

Elizabeth Moore lives in New York, where she works at Ad Age. She co-authored her first book, Liturgies for Hope, with Audrey Elledge. 

Audrey Elledge is an author and editor in New York, where she works by day at SparkNotes. She has won the Academy of American Poets Prize and the Virginia Beall Ball Prize. Elledge co-authored her first book, Liturgies for Hope, with Elizabeth Moore.

Praise For…

“In the throes of a trial, words can fail us. And in the mundanity of simple routines, we can forget their importance. Liturgies for Wholeness is a lifeline for those praying in the day-to-day and the turbulent. Elledge and Moore generously share their poetic prayers, which have helped me pause, reflect, and praise. I’m keeping my copy close.”—Lauren Windle, public speaker and author of Notes On Love and Notes On Feminism

“We live in a time where the secular-sacred divide has been rightly problematized. This book is one very important contribution to curing the sickly dualism at the heart of our culture, which sees the body and spirit, mind and heart, and the sacred and secular as distinct, unconnected realities. In Liturgies for Wholeness, the healing power of tearing down such a harmful divide has formed these everyday liturgies that reveal the extraordinary miracle of each ordinary moment. This book is a must-have for deepening one’s contemplative attention of God by bringing prayerful integration to these nefarious dualisms that wrongfully control our lives and culture.”—Dr. David Bennett, Oxford academic, theologian, and author of A War of Loves

“I was a massive fan of Liturgies for Hope, and Liturgies for Wholeness is the perfect companion to it! Often I find myself searching for the words that bring language to what I’m experiencing but are also laced with the hope and truth of Scripture. Elledge and Moore have once again managed to marry both of those in the most beautiful way! This book has enhanced my prayer life in so many ways, and I have already bought copies for everyone I know. Become good friends with the table of contents so you can find a liturgy for the exact moment you need it or for when you want to send encouragement to someone else.”—Meghan Ryan Asbury, author of You Are Not Behind

Liturgies for Wholeness takes the aches of my heart, pins them to grace, and spirals them back out with love to the world. Prayer is meant to be earthed in the ordinary, and the unexpected invitation to prayer—in my imperfections, my hours, my naps, and my haircuts—expands my language and longings. Make this book your companion in the daily journey toward wholeness in the presence of God.”—Sarah Yardley, author of More > Change and mission lead of Creation Fest UK

“Elledge and Moore have done it again. They have waded into the waters of our shared experiences and said the unsayable. They have named the shadows and the light, and they have given us words, in such rich and poetic fashion, for when we don’t have them. This book has become a staple in our home, a voice of reassurance and a much needed reminder of the hope we have. Bravo, my friends!”—Joshua Luke Smith, performing artist, pastor, and author

Product Details
ISBN: 9780593442821
ISBN-10: 0593442822
Publisher: WaterBrook
Publication Date: February 20th, 2024
Pages: 208
Language: English