Commemorating 75 years of Christian Aid, this is a prayer book like no other. Full of defiance and determination, it is an invitation to join Christian Aid and followers of Jesus around the world in a united chorus of Rage and Hope.
Bringing together voices from different contexts and cultures around the world, this is a collection of prayers of lament for the injustices of the world, and prayers of hope for the world we want to see.
Featuring contributions from Rowan Williams, Amanda Khozi Mukwashi, Rhidian Brook, Robert Beckford, John Bell, Rachel Treweek, Walter Brueggemann and many more, Rage and Hope offers defiant, inspiring Christian prayers for a better world.
The world is broken, full of injustice and inequality, but despite everything, we hope.
Rage and Hope is a prayer book to enable us as the people of God cry out in lament. With prayers for the poor, the sick, broken and the oppressed, you will find words for raging at the darkness and struggles in the world. And with prayers for healing and renewal, you will find words to kindle hope as we look towards a kingdom in which all things will be made new.
Chine McDonald is Head of Community Fundraising & Public Engagement at Christian Aid. She is a regular contributor to BBC Religion & Ethics programmes, including Thought for the Day on Radio 4's Today programme, the Daily Service, Pause for Thought and Prayer for the Day. Chine is the author of Am I Beautiful? and God Is Not a White Man?, publishing in May 2021. She also sits on a number of charity boards, including Greenbelt Festival, the Church & Media Network and Christians Against Poverty.
Wendy Lloyd is Faith Communications and Just Scripture Coordinator for Christian Aid. She has extensive experience collating, curating and creating Christian prayers, worship and theological content. Wendy is the author of Loving One Another, Becoming Human Together, Siblings of Shalom, theological reflections on peacebuilding. She also writes for a number of Church publications including Pray Now and Fresh from the Word.