Prayer is an essential part of journeying on the Way of Jesus. Below you will find a number of online resources to guide you in your practice of prayer, including audio versions of the Daily Office, the examen, and lectio divina. Don’t know what these are? Then read below:
- What is the Daily Office?
- What is the Examen?
- What is Lectio? (Also Known as Scripture-based, reflective prayer)
Also, look in the future for blog posts on various practices of prayer to help you draw closer to God.
- Morning, Evening, and Anytime Examens by God in All Things
- The Grace that I Seek (Morning and Evening) by God in All Things
Audio Versions and Written Guides for Lectio Divina
- Lectio/Slow Word with Rev. Summer Gross (She hosts a video lectio every Monday and Thursday. You can subscribe to her site.)
- Articles About Lectio Divina and Guides for Doing Personal and Group Lectio Divina (including the Scripture passages, questions, etc.)
- http://alivenow.upperroom.org/audio-lectio/ (weekly recording that goes with the Sunday lectionary reading)
- Audio Bible (once you know how to do lectio, you might use this to aid you when you are praying alone)
Audio Daily Prayer
- www.thetrinitymission.org (Spoken and written daily prayer/office in the Anglican tradition)
- www.prayasyougo.org (Daily prayer in Ignatian style, includes spoken Scripture, reflection, and music)
- www.divineoffice.org (Divine Liturgy of the Roman Catholic Church, spoken and accompanied by music – After 10 years of ministry, divineoffice.org is temporarily down for some months; I’ll be sure to provide a link again once it is back up.)
Want to hear the story of how The Rev. Michael Thorne Jarrett of the Trinity Mission discovered the beauty of Daily Prayer, then read this!
Daily Prayer Books
- Pray Daily – Based on the Book of Common Prayer’s Daily Office, Pray Daily offers up simple liturgy in the Anglican Tradition for morning, noon, evening, and bedtime prayer.
- Compilation of Daily Prayers and Special Prayers – Created for Eucharist Church, San Francisco by the Rev. Ryan Jones, and The Trinity Mission – a good companion if you are doing Trinity’s online daily office (for a small cost)
Online Celtic Daily Prayer
Visio Divina – “Holy Seeing”
Free Mini Course on Lectio Divina
- http://learn.unhurriedliving.com/p/lectio-divina – By Gem and Alan Fadling, including a video introduction to Lectio Divina, a downloadable informational PDF, a prayer worksheet, and links for further study.
Introduction to Ignatian Prayer and Spirituality