Divine Entreaty

Prayers for Public and Diverse Settings

by Robert L. Menz

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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 09/05/2014

Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 122
ISBN : 9781452597287
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 122
ISBN : 9781452597263

About the Book

“Divine Entreaty is a great resource for all who are called upon to offer prayer for gatherings that include people from diverse backgrounds. The prayers written by Dr. Menz provide us with sensitivity training and show that he is both a verbal artist and philosopher.”—Suellen Mazurowski, JD; Hilton Head, SC
“‘Teach us to pray’ was the elementary request of the first disciples of Jesus. Yet their desire is a universal one; a spiritual longing at the heart of persons of all religions and cultures. In this remarkable little volume Dr. Menz captures both the complexity of cultural sensitivity and also the commonality of public prayer. This is a resource for both guiding those who are called upon to articulate a prayer in our diverse world and encouraging business and civic leaders who feel the need for the prayers of the people to be voiced.” —James Gebhart, PhD, clinical psychologist; Columbus, Ohio
“Bob Menz and I have a friendship that goes back twenty-plus years revolving around human resource conferences and issues. Bob has shared prayers with people for decades and I would like to thank him for giving others a place to begin as we seek communication with our Creator.—Bill Henry, human resources manager; Ava, Missouri
“We live and work in a culturally, religiously, and spiritually diverse world. For those of us who are challenged by issues of diversity every day, Dr. Menz’s volume, Divine Entreaty, is a welcome resource calling our attention to the necessity of inclusiveness. Both the famous prayers of the past and those for public and diverse settings will enlighten your own sense of oneness with humanity.”—Carl Kyle, DMin, board-certified chaplain; Jacksonville, Florida

Divine Entreaty offers a collection of inclusive prayers for leadership in civic, business, education, politics, ministry, and other disciplines to adopt or modify when communities seek to clarify their purpose and capture the moment.

About the Author

Robert L. Menz, DMin, recently retired from his positions as director of the Shelby County Chaplaincy Board and employee counselor/corporate employee assistance director for Emerson Climate Technologies in Sidney, Ohio. He is an adjunct faculty member at Edison Community College in Piqua, Ohio. Dr. Menz is a fellow in the American Association of Pastoral Counselors, a diplomate in the American Psychotherapy Association, and a board-certified employee assistance professional with the Employee Assistance Professionals Association. He is the author of A Memoir of a Pastoral Counseling Practice and A Pastoral Counselor’s Model for Wellness in the Workplace: Psychergonomics, both from Haworth Press; the editor of Changing Society: A Social and Spiritual Vision for the Year 2020 and Beyond from University Press of America; and a contributing author of Departures 2010: Writings by the faculty, staff, alumni, and students of Edison Community College—as well as numerous articles in professional journals. Robert and his wife Ruth enjoy traveling, communing with nature, and being grandparents.