Prayer & Liturgy

The old Benedictine saying, ora et labora (prayer and work), is a good way of summarising what Christian daily life is all about. Or, put in contemporay language, spirituality (whatever that means) and full participation in life. Whichever way you would like to phrase it, this page offers links to websites that help focus our attention with resources for daily prayer.

Take our Moments and our Days: An Anabaptist Prayer Book

This is a prayer book in two volumes, available at the website of the Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary: it offers the full text of a recent Anabaptist prayer book:

Boers, Arthur Paul, Eleanor Kreider, John Rempel, Mary H. Schertz & Barbara Nelson Gingerich (2007). Take Our Moments and Our Days: An Anabaptist Prayer Book, Advent through Pentecost. Scottdale: Herald Press. [Still officially a draft, but you wouldn’t notice just by looking at it!]

Boers, Arthur Paul, Barbara Nelson Gingerich, Eleanor Kreider, John Rempel & Mary H. Schertz (2007). Take Our Moments and Our Days: An Anabaptist Prayer Book: Ordinary Time. Scottdale: Herald Press.

Both come as PDF documents: Advent through Pentecost (PDF, 885KB), and Ordinary Time (PDF, 591KB).

Liturgical Resources on the Anglo-Catholic Socialism website

A collection of great prayers in the Anglo-Catholic tradition: http://www.anglocatholicsocialism.org/acindex4.html.

Resources at Bose (Ecumenical)

The ecumenical monastic community at Bose, Italy, also offers various prayer resources; follow this link to their English prayer pages: www.monasterodibose.it.

Abbaye de Keur Moussa (Benedictine)

A Benedictine abbey in Senegal, Abbaye de Keur Moussa, offers various liturgical elements for daily prayer. Site in French. Follow this link: www.abbaye-keur-moussa.org.

Taizé (ecumenical)

Of course, the website of the Taizé community should be mentioned here as well, with various prayer and music resources; follow this link: www.taize.fr/en.

Weekly Prayer Concern for the World (World Council of Churches; ecumenical)

Weekly prayers for the world and the world church, with concrete information and prayer texts, are available at the website of the World Council of Churches: follow this link: www.oikoumene.org/en/resources/prayer-cycle.

Daily Prayer (Oremus)

Where different days (Today, Yesterday, Tomorrow) are indicated, this is to cater for visitors from different time zones. ‘Today’ refers to the current day and time in Universal Time.

Oremus daily prayer for: Today, Yesterday, and Tomorrow.

Daily Prayer (Church of England)

Where different days (Today, Yesterday, Tomorrow) are indicated, this is to cater for visitors from different time zones. ‘Today’ refers to the current day and time in Universal Time.

Daily Prayer as provided by the official Church of England web site, © The Archbishops’ Council of the Church of England, 2002-2004:
Book of Common Prayer: Morning Prayer: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow
Common Worship: Morning Prayer: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow
Book of Common Prayer: Evening Prayer: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow
Common Worship: Evening Prayer: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow
Night Prayer (Traditional): Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow
Night Prayer (Contemporary): Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow

A New Zealand Prayer Book / He Karakia Mihinare o Aotearoa (Anglican)

The complete prayer book is online at http://anglicanprayerbook.org.nz. Further material at the website of the Aotearoa Anglican church website.

Pray without Ceasing (Methodist)

For the website of the Methodist Pray without Ceasing intiative, with resource, ideas, prayers, and more, follow this link: www.praywithoutceasing.org.uk.

Daily Office, Mission St Claire

Daily Office online
See also: Third Order Franciscans.

Liturgy of the Hours (Catholic)

For the Liturgy of the Hours (Divine Office), Roman Breviary, follow this link: www.universalis.com.

Sacred Space (Jesuit)

For the Irish Jesuit website Sacred Space, with daily meditations, follow this link: www.sacredspace.ie.

‘Pray as you go’ (Jesuit)

Yet another Jesuit intiative is www.pray-as-you-go.org, which offers daily audio files for help with praying (MP3). There is a host of texts, information, and many useful links on this site; it’s worth exploring this for a while.

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