Aimed at the clergy, deacons, readers and laity in all bilingual churches using the three-year lectionary, this title provides prayers of beauty and depth that echo the scripture readings of the day. Following the customary pattern of praying for the Church, the world, the community, the sick and the departed, these prayers are complete as they stand but ellipses indicate where items of topical or local concern can be inserted.
Raymond was the author of many widely-used books of prayer and devotion including Leading Intercessions, Hear Our Prayer, and A Pastoral Prayer Book. He was a Vice-Chairman of the Prayer Book Society, Emeritus Professor of English Literature in the University of London, and a greatly loved priest in the diocese of Southwark. He died in 2013.