In thought and word and deed, Identify with the Christ Known through broken bread and shared cup Through love of God and neighbor. Amen. --sample benediction from Thanks Be to God Building on the success of his earlier book, Hear Our Prayer: Resources for Worship and Devotions, and believing that Christians should experience worship as vocational rather than vacational, Rainsley writes these prayers and parables in a manner in which readers and listeners can recognize God in the midst of the ordinary. This resource can be used in worship or in Sunday bulletins and church newsletters. It includes: - calls to worship - opening prayers - words of assurance - pastoral prayers - prayers of dedication - benedictions - prayers for special occasions - parables Glen E. Rainsley is an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ. He is the author of Hear Our Prayer: Resources for Worship and Devotions and Small Wonders: Sermons for Children.