Emma Pearce from the URC Press Office has sent us the following message about the Prayer Handbook for 2017. (The 2016 edition is already available through the online store.)
You may be aware that we are changing the way we gather prayers for the United Reformed Church’s prayer handbook.
We are, for the first time, including non-commissioned prayers and are positively encouraging submissions from every part of our diverse denomination.
The prayer handbook will continue to follow the lectionary, and we have added a theme – Feasts and Festivals – to help inspire our authors.
Further details, including guidelines and timetables, are available on the URC website here and I would be most grateful if you could widely promote these across your networks; and synods, please do add this news to your synod websites and newsletters, noting that the first deadline for receipt of prayers is 2 November.
With many thanks and best wishes,