Prayers for Privileged

prayers peopleToday’s read is Prayers for a Privileged People by Walter Brueggemann.

From Amazon:  In Prayers for a Privileged People, this much-published author sculpts as carefully as if with chisel prayers on behalf of those who are people of privilege and entitlement …. These prayers of wisdom and prophetic power remind us that when things go wrong, when we are afraid, and when we feel prodded by those who lack voice, there is a conversation we can have amid the promises and commands of God.

“This is a beautiful collection of poetic and prophetic prayers, words to be prayed with, mulled over, pondered, savored and challenged by. For in this little text, we glimpse a side of Brueggemann we may not have known through his rich Scripture studies alone. Here, he draws on not only his extensive years of study and teaching of the Psalms and the prophets, but his own faith immersion in the church year and in the liturgies of the church.” –Rev. Patricia Farris, Senior Minister, Santa Monica First United Methodist Church

About the Author:  Walter Brueggemann is William Marcellus McPheeters Professor Emeritus of Old Testament at Columbia Theological Seminary. A past president of the Society of Biblical Literature, he is one of today’s preeminent interpreters of Scripture.