Some Resources For Developing Your Prayer Life

Below are some books & resources that we recommend as tools for developing a habit of daily prayer and time in the Scriptures. We intentionally keep this list very short. Feel free to give us some suggestions or to contact us if you would like more recommendations. Thanks.

 

Our Daily Office Prayerbook (Ordinary Time, 2016)
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For those who prefer the printed page over the “screen,” we offer our Daily Office Prayerbooks. These books correspond with the podcast offered here on the website each day. Which means that all of the figuring out what part to do next has been taken care of already. On Tuesday morning (for example), you simply open to the section titled “Tuesday Morning Prayer.” Pretty simple.

You can click on the image below to see a pdf preview of (an older version of) the book.

a link to the daily office prayerbook for morning, mid-day, and evening prayer
HERE and HERE are two images of an actual copy of the prayerbook.

$11.50 USD  

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Our Daily Readings For The Christian Year
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A handy little pocket size (4″x6″) copy of our Daily Office Lectionary. This booklet is perfect for the person who is just looking for a way to stay in the Scriptures each day in a systematic way.

Read through the most of the Bible in one, two, three, or four years. Read through whole books of the Bible in a continuous fashion. Have Old Testament readings that speak into the New Testament reading. Have New Testament readings that make sense of the Old Testament reading. Read along with the liturgical life of the Church. Plus, if your church uses the 1979 BCP or the RCL lectionary on Sundays, then your daily readings will also take you deeper into the Sunday lessons. Our Daily Office lectionary does all these things.

a link to the daily office lectionary for morning and evening prayer plus a psalm for each day

$5.00 USD  

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Beginning To Pray

by Anthony Bloom

This is certainly the best book on prayer that you’ve probably never heard of and one of the best books there is on the subject. It’s a yearly reader. But, although it is written for beginners (as the name suggests), it is not an easy book. In our fast, active, chatty worlds, this book will stretch you in ways that are terribly uncomfortable. The Introduction alone, which is an interview with Metropolitan Anthony, is far richer, deeper, and moving toward the Gospel of Christ than most every other book that has been written in the past few years combined.

a link to the book Beginning To Pray by Anthony Bloom

From Amazon.com
ANTHONY BLOOM – son of a Russian diplomat, physician, monk and archbishop of the Russian Orthodox Church in Great Britain – earned the respect and affection of countless people worldwide because of his deep humanity and tireless witness to the Gospel. Although he died in 2003 at the age of 89, he continues to offer guidance in the spiritual life through his writings.


The Rule of St. Benedict

by Benedict of Nursia

Benedict begins what he calls his “little rule written for beginners” by saying, “This message of mine is for you, then, if you are ready to give up your own will, once and for all, and armed with the strong and noble weapons of obedience to do battle for the true King, Christ the Lord.”

This very short book is historically foundational for the prayer life of every western Christian. So much of our life would far more greatly glorify our Savior if we were able to have even one conversation salted with as much Holy Scripture as any randomly chosen paragraph from Benedict’s rule.

Even normal, everyday folks who aren’t planning on becoming monks (most of us here) will find that most of what Benedict discusses is valuable in our un-monk, work-a-day lives.

a link to The Rule of St. Benedict

From Amazon.com
For fifteen centuries Benedictine monasticism has been governed by a Rule that is at once strong enough to instill order and yet flexible enough to have relevance fifteen hundred years later.


Monk Habits For Everyday People

by Dennis Okholm

This is a great book, easy to read, and very helpful in thinking through reasonable ways for normal, everyday folks to cultivate a deeper and more devout prayer life.

a link to the book Monk Habits, a book to help everyday people develop a deeper prayer life

From Amazon.com
In their zeal for reform, early Protestant leaders tended to throw out Saint Benedict with the holy water. That is a mistake, writes Dennis Okholm, in Monk Habits for Everyday People. While on retreat in a Benedictine abbey, the author, a professor who was raised as a Pentecostal and a Baptist, observed how the meditative and ordered life of a monk lifted Jesus’ teachings off the printed page and put them into daily practice. Vital aspects of devotion, humility, obedience, hospitality, and evangelism took on new clarity and meaning. Paralleling that experience, Okholm guides the reader on a focused and instructive journey that can revitalize the devotional life of any Christian who wants to slow down and dig deeper.

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