PRAYER OF THE DAY - Vol. 2
Growing up, we were taught to have a "quiet time" or "devotional" with God once a day. This has been my regular practice through the years, though like any normal human there were seasons when it went well and times of stagnation. While I treasured reading scripture, prayer often seemed like an add-on, the time when I was supposed to do something but too often my mind wandered. At times journaling helped as writing things out helps keep focus.
A few ye I have long been drawn to fixed-hour prayer. A few years ago I checked out an app or two that used the Book of Common prayer and found it helpful. For convenience, I wanted an app or e-version. But I heard so much about Phyllis Tickle's prayer books that I finally bit the bullet and bought one.
Most reviews said the e-version had poor formatting, so I went with a physical book. If anything, having the physical book helped me do the prayers more often. I managed to do morning and bedtime prayers most days, sometimes working in either midday or evening vespers. The realities of having children always gets in the way of regularity, but that is okay! Overall, I find the rhythms of these prayers incredibly helpful.
Prayer for the Day Volume 2
I am planning to use another of Tickle's books for Lent. If you are looking for something new to recharge your spiritual life perhaps the best place to look is something old - fixed-hour prayer. Tickle's book is a wonderful tool to be added to a journal and a Bible. It would be nice for a well-formatted e-version, but there may be something mystical about paper - paper prayer books, paper bibles and paper journals. Jan 22, Susanne rated it it was amazing Shelves: Among my favorite devotional books, this Divine Hours series sets out prayers--mostly Scripture, with the addition of hymns in the evenings--of Morning, Midday, and Vespers Prayers.
Compline is also available at the end of each month, set for one week, Sunday through Saturday, that is repeated as often as is necessary each month if desired. I love p Among my favorite devotional books, this Divine Hours series sets out prayers--mostly Scripture, with the addition of hymns in the evenings--of Morning, Midday, and Vespers Prayers.
I love praying God's Word three times each day--it grounds me in His Spirit yet lifts me above the "busy life of common days" so that I "may take thought of its meaning and its end" quotes from John Baillie's Diary of Private Prayer. Setting aside whatever I may be doing when the times to pray arrive, I find myself refreshed and rejuvenated in the Holy Spirit.
This second volume in the Divine Hours series of three is subtitled Prayers for Autumn and Wintertime , and I have already started the third volume: Oct 04, Marguerite rated it it was amazing Recommended to Marguerite by: This volume, one of three covering the calendar year, affords those of us who haven't gotten to a nunnery a structure and discipline for Scripture-based prayer. Four times a day is a big commitment. I'll admit I don't always pray at the suggested times. Sometimes, I chant the prayers and sing the Vespers hymns the dog seems to enjoy it.
Phyllis Tickle's Hours series might strike some people as old-fashioned, but I've found it refreshing and had no problem fitting it into modern li This volume, one of three covering the calendar year, affords those of us who haven't gotten to a nunnery a structure and discipline for Scripture-based prayer. Phyllis Tickle's Hours series might strike some people as old-fashioned, but I've found it refreshing and had no problem fitting it into modern life, even my workplace.
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The prayers are mindful of the liturgical year, with a smattering of saints' days each month. I introduced the series to Mom, who's even more attached than I am. She keeps a list of prayer intentions in hers. I'd recommend the hardcover version, based on the battering my books have taken. There's also a pocket edition. Oct 24, Greg Baughman rated it really liked it. A very helpful devotional tool. Each day has four prayers to use. They help give your day a real rhythm, and there is a context for each e.
The book also follows though a bit more loosely than other books the liturgical calender in this volume, for example, there are advent and Christmas prayers. Many elements remain the same ea A very helpful devotional tool. Many elements remain the same each day, and they are noticeable when absent such as the lack of the recitation of the Gloria Patri during Advent.
All in all, I really appreciated this book, and it helped to remind me throughout the day whom I serve. On to volume three! Jun 12, Mark Hiser rated it liked it.
One of the enduring practices of spirtuality is that of prayer. Within the Christian practice is the traditionn of fixed-hour prayer, and within that tradition is found the Anglican Book of Common Prayer. Tickle, who was the founding editor of the Religion Department of Publishers Weekly, is a lay minister of the Episcopal Church and is a Senior Fellow of Cathedral College of the One of the enduring practices of spirtuality is that of prayer.
Though I am Methodist, and though I do not use this prayer manual exactly as intended, I do find the moments I take during the day to use this book to be a time for coming back to what is important Jan 05, Joshua Casey rated it it was amazing. If this is your first intro to fixed-hour prayer, Divine Hours can seem a little heavy. You might want to first try Common Prayer by Claiborne. However, this amazing series gives a much deeper journey into the practice as it includes 3 unique prayers for each day and a set of daily prayers for each month's compline.
It also includes various special weeks for the high seasons of the Church. Following the BCP, with readings primarily from the Jerusalem Bible, and excerpts from Christians of many t If this is your first intro to fixed-hour prayer, Divine Hours can seem a little heavy. Following the BCP, with readings primarily from the Jerusalem Bible, and excerpts from Christians of many times, nationalities, and branches of the faith, you won't find a more beautiful way to structure your daily prayer life. Oct 22, David Weller rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Of all of the web-based and book-form daily hour prayers, The Divine Hours seems to most closely fit my daily routine.
There are a total of three volumes for the year; there is also a night-time Divine Hours from Oxford Press for over-night prayers. The Psalms are heavily cited, as well as other prayers, poetry, canticles and more. The only thing I don't follow closely is the reading of offices on exactly the hour or half-hour, as suggested in the book. Apr 15, Lily rated it really liked it Recommends it for: A lovely reference and resource.
Personally, too much to use all of it for daily practice, but wonderful for periods or used partially as time, needs, and desires permit. Has an expanded section for use during Advent. Like the care of the publishing and binding of the hardcopy. Apr 17, Ebookwormy1 rated it really liked it Shelves: The book is part of a three book set that covers the entire calendar year as well as providing special material for Lent and Advent.
Please see my review for "The Divine Hours: Prayers for Springtime" by Phyllis Tickle. Oct 22, Kathy rated it it was amazing.
When I remember to pray through this book, I am blessed and comforted, and feel like I have hit the reset button on my relationship with God. This could be called The Book of Common Prayer Lite -- the actual BCP is confusing to me, anyways but this presents a very similar prayer format, a little bit pared down and in a way that's easy to follow.
Feb 11, Bo rated it it was amazing. Feb 02, Tim rated it it was amazing Shelves: I have been using these prayer books for a few years, but this was the first time I actually committed to doing all the prayers every day. It was really worth it. Dec 23, Sherilyn rated it liked it Shelves: This book was a gift from a friend and I am so grateful for the opportunity to have really explored a different way of prayer.
I do believe that many of these traditional praying methods bring with them an overwhelming sense of peace. I believe we all ultimately seek. I've used the Divine Hours books for several years. Return to Book Page. Prayer for the Day Volume II: Kindle Edition , pages. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Dec 31, David Roberts rated it it was amazing Shelves: This was one of my 10 daily reading books for According to the book's description, it is a compilation of excerpts from the BBC Radio 4 program by the same name.
The best parts in my opinion are the thoughtfulness put This was one of my 10 daily reading books for The best parts in my opinion are the thoughtfulness put into each of these two minute messages, and the wide breadth of ecumenism they contain. The book is very seasonal, with messages for many highly specific days of the year. I read this one last of the 10 each day because of the warmth of the book and its many authors. My only regret is that there is not an official Volume 3. There IS a new one called Prayers for Peach, but it doesn't span a full days.
I am reading it in anyway. Tima marked it as to-read Nov 21, There are no discussion topics on this book yet. About BBC Radio 4.