Pray with and for the worldwide family of the Methodist people.
Each new edition of the Methodist Prayer Handbook connects Christians from different times, places and walks of life. Classic prayers are interwoven with new contributions from Methodists across the districts and around the world. Arranged as a 31-day prayer cycle, the Handbook also includes a daily lectionary with a suggested hymn (from Singing the Faith) to accompany and guide you through the year.
Eminently suitable for individuals as well as groups, churches are free to use the prayers in public worship and reproduce up to ten in newsletters during the year, providing acknowledgement is given.
JESUS THE FIRST AND LAST celebrates the Jesus of history, the Christ of faith and our cosmic Lord; the first word and the last word, which has not yet been spoken. We explore how the immensity of Jesus means that we need to experience him in many different ways and be open to the surprises he is yet to show us. We also explore the depth and diversity of personal Christian faith and experience, and the different perceptions and experiences of Christ found within and across the Churches of the world.
The title is taken from the hymn Jesus, the First and Last by Charles Wesley, Singing the Faith, 329.