What is it? Why should I do it? How do I get started and how do I keep going? Fixed-hour daily prayer has been a staple of Christian worship from the beginning and came to us from the Jewish tradition Under the influence of monasticism, the Daily Office became more elaborate (and complicated) during the Middle Ages The Anglican model simplified the Daily Office and made it accessible to the masses once again Read the Bible and the psalms daily in sequence and watch salvation history unfold before your eyes Pray in union and solidarity with the church throughout the world "The Daily Office, recited every morning and evening, is the basic framework for the Oblate's life of prayer, growth in knowledge and appreciation of Scripture, and penetration into the mystery of Christ." (The Oblate Manual for the Order of Julian of Norwich) Prime Terce Sext None Vespers Compline Matins Morning Prayer Evening Prayer Noonday Compline Seven times a day do I praise you,
because of your righteous judgments.
Psalm 119:163 Say it at the same time every day to make it a part of your daily routine Reward yourself Start simple Take advantage of technology Noonday and Compline Daily Devotions for Individuals and Families (pp. 136-140 in the Prayer Book) Say it online Look up readings and psalms www.missionstclare.com www.satucket.com/lectionary Prayer is the deliberate and persevering action of the soul. It is true and enduring, and full of grace. Prayer fastens the soul to God and makes it one with his will, through the deep inward working of the Holy Spirit.
Julian of Norwich So he says this, "Pray inwardly, even though you find no joy in it. For it does good, though you feel nothing, see nothing, yes, even though you think you cannot pray. For when you are dry and empty, sick and weak, your prayers please me, though there be little enough to please you. All believing prayer is precious to me.
Julian of Norwich Know what to expect Psalms Readings Prayers A calendar of readings that follows the Church year Ready...Set...Go! What you'll need + Before you start Check to see if today is a Holy Day with its own readings and collects. Otherwise, know what season of the church year it is and what week within that season. Check the Daily Office Lectionary for the psalms and readings. Bookmark the psalms and collect of the day in your Prayer Book and the readings in your Bible. Today, March 16, 2011
Wednesday in the first week of Lent (not a Holy Day)
Psalm 119:49-72 (MP); Psalms 49,  (EP)
Deut. 9:13-21, Heb. 3:12-19 (MP); John 2:23--3:15 (EP)
Collect on p. 218 and finally... Say it with others @St. Mark's
Morning Prayer is said M-F at 07:30, Sat @ 08:30
Evening Prayer is said on Wed @ 17:30 Michael Ida
email@example.com The Daily Office for Laypeople, Rectors, and Other Busy Types (in small ways) The only man who makes no mistakes is the man who never does anything
Theodore Roosevelt An ounce of action is worth a ton of theory.
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