Heart of our hearts,
Soul of our souls,
Take our prayers
And use them to draw us closer to You.
Prayer is about meeting God.
In praying for the world, we meet God in times of deepest thanksgiving, and deepest despair.
We come face to face with the moments when the last thing we want to do is pray.
We struggle through wondering if prayer really matters
…and why bad things happen
…and what God does with the fervent prayers of our enemies.
If we are willing to listen, praying for the world becomes a loving course in prayer itself.
If we are willing to listen, it brings us into the deepest love and knowledge of the One who made all things that are, and ever will be.
In early 2005, the creator of World In Prayer was invited to teach an online course on “Praying for the World” for CALL (Church Divinity School of the Pacific – Center for Anglican Learning & Leadership). We are honored to make the full course materials available to you here.
Click here to download Praying for the World, a free seven-week course by Andee Zetterbaum.
About the Course Materials
- Reflections, scripture, graphics, international news, folk songs, hymns, prayer exercises and discussion questions
- Appropriate for small groups or personal study
- Designed for use over 7 sessions
You are welcome and encouraged to make copies of these materials for personal or church use! The only thing we ask—if you use them, write and tell us how you used them. We also welcome your comments on the course! Email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
And, if through using these materials, you find yourself giving thanks to God—we would be honored if you made a thanksgiving donation to your favorite international charity (please do not send donations to World In Prayer), asking that the acknowledgement be sent to World In Prayer c/o St. John’s, 1055 S. Lower Sacramento Rd, Lodi, CA 95242.