Worship words shared from Zambian partners — prayers, songs, worship resources
These resources arise from a link relationship between the United Church of Zambia and the United Reformed Church in Great Britain. In a project hosted in Zambia, shared daily devotions and group efforts to create new and fresh prayers, psalms and other worship resources have resulted in the creation of contemporary liturgies for today’s church. The hope is that they will be used in Zambia, the UK and the wider church (being adapted as necessary).
As the Editor of Worship Words, I have encouraged and participated in this project. The results include numerous ready-to-use prayers and other worship material that fit the criteria of Worship Words. However, some resources include male-oriented imagery for God and regal language for Jesus, both of which I usually avoid on Worship Words. I have decided to include all the resources, to encourage the Zambian writers in particular, hoping they will continue to both explore alternative inclusive language options and write and share material. If regular users of Worship Words are uncomfortable with this decision, please let me know, and I’ll have a re-think.
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