Awed to Heaven, Rooted in Earth: Prayers of Walter Brueggemann

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Fortress Press, Dec 1, 2002 - Religion - 174 pages
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A collection of startlingly fresh and meaningful prayers, from Walter Brueggemann, a leading Christian thinker and scholar.
 

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Walter Brueggemann is a master of words. These prayers are beautiful and powerful, and are the kind that will be read over a lifetime, privately and publicly. There is an index of scripture passages on which the prayers are based. Read full review

Awed to heaven, rooted in earth: prayers of Walter Brueggemann

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Brueggemann (Old Testament, Columbia Theological Seminary, Decatur, GA) is a classic in his own right. His Theology of the Old Testament is widely read in many seminaries, and his Old Testament ... Read full review

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Contents

And then you Facing God
3
At the dawn
4
You live at the hinge
5
Stunned by the morning
6
We wait for you to ache
7
Youand therefore us
8
A thousand a million a trillion tongues
9
For how you hope
10
Awed to heaven rooted in earth For the church in mission
85
Not the God we would have chosen
87
Rebrand us
88
And we are different
89
A hard deep call to obedience
90
Yes
91
We do not want to be arrested
92
Do not fear
93

We say Yes yes
11
You with ears bent close to our lips
12
The other side of the street
13
Not at our beck and call
14
You sweep away what we treasure
15
No more sinking sand
16
Before the day is out
18
Three times holy
19
The place where you are curbed
20
Our true home
21
A people with many secrets Truthtelling confession
25
Like an endless falling
26
We treasure what you end
27
Not always for you
28
You who command
29
We also live double lives
30
An answering and refusing
31
Yours and not ours
32
We are takers
33
Fashioning better guarantees
34
The God we would rather have
35
But now you know
36
Even on such a day
37
Against your absence A hidden God
41
Our despairing hope
42
No newness yet
43
You are known in hiddenness
44
You stay hidden within that misery
45
With or without you
46
Against a closed sky
47
We are ready to listen For illumination
51
Your command is garbled
52
Ears but do not hear
53
We would know more of you
54
The voice we can scarcely hear
55
The din undoes us
56
The grace to be haunted
57
Give us Saturday ears
58
Reach us
59
That we may change
61
Retext us
62
Move off the page While reading texts
65
Before us
66
We try as best we can to live by bread alone
67
You turn tables
68
Teach us how to weep
69
Your worldforming speech
70
Your word
71
Our mother tongue
72
How you inhabit this text
73
Your new news
74
After the bitterness
75
When the world spins crazy
76
The poems conflict us
77
Soak our lives in it
78
Alabaster cities
79
We are children of another world
81
Give us appropriate yielding
95
We are much drawn to circuses
96
Our right names
97
Be our primary disease
99
The anguish and burden of the message
100
With all the graciousness we can muster
101
Deliver us from amnesia
103
Demanding all not too much but all
104
Kingdoms rageand we are called
105
Move us beyond ourselves
106
Start again For a bruised world
111
The threats do not wane
112
Their plowshares are beat into swords
113
Reform our deformed lives
115
Work your wonders
117
In the midst of all the pushing and shoving
118
Come to our shut down places
119
We are all in hock
120
While the world says not possible
121
We are not selfstarters
123
Be your powerful active sovereign self
124
Friday is your day of entry
125
Into our several hells
126
Is there a balmin Gilead or anywhere?
127
Ours is a seduced world
129
Ceding our end to you
130
We will not keep silent Cadences of gratitude
133
You give and we receive
134
The God who yearns and waits for us
135
The gratitude we intend
136
We are second and you are first
137
With you it is never more or less
139
Giver Giver Giver
140
Larger than fear
141
We notice your giving
142
Occupy our calendars Praying the Christian Year
147
The grace and the impatience to wait Advent
148
In violence and travail Christmas
149
There is a time to be born and it is now Epiphany
150
Not yet as light as hope Shrove Tuesday
152
Loss is indeed our gain Lent
153
Revise our taking Lent
154
Or did we get it wrong Lent
155
In the name of the bruised one Holy Week
156
Held back Holy Week
157
The pivot of hope Maundy Thursday
158
The terrible silencing we cannot master Good Friday
159
Not the kingdom of death Easter
161
We are baffled Easter
162
You who stalk the earth with new life Easter
163
But not held Easter
164
Easter us Easter
165
To make things new that never were Pentecost
167
We waitbut not patiently Reign of Christ
168
In these very late days Reign of Christ
169
Index or biblical references
170
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