In this volume, Rauschenbusch provides a collection of prayers that give expression to the spiritual focus of the Social Gospel. He begins with an analysis of the Lord’s Prayer that shows how it speaks to social concerns. He then offers daily prayers, prayers of thanksgiving, prayers for special social groups, prayers against evil, and prayers for the progress of humanity.
Walter Rauschenbusch (1861–1918) was a Baptist pastor and important figure in the Social Gospel movement. He co-founded The Brotherhood of the Kingdom, a group of thinkers advocating social change. His writings influenced Martin Luther King Jr., Desmond Tutu, and multiple social justice ministries.