Prayer is an important part of the Christian tradition and life. If you are looking for ways to deepen your practice of prayer, here are a few resources to consider:
- If you have a Book of Alternative Services or a Book of Common Prayer, pick one or more of the services and include it in your day. Morning Prayer and Evening Prayer are a bit longer, Mid-Day Prayer, Compline, and the Forms of Prayer for Families are shorter. If you are interested but don't know how to navigate the books, reply to this email and we'll provide information.
- Digital versions of the Book of Alternative Services, Book of Common Prayer, the Online Lectionary and several other helpful resources are available on the Anglican Church of Canada's website.
- The Common Prayer app is a great way to learn to pray the daily office from the Book of Common Prayer - the app does the navigating for you.
- Northumbria Community provides a great introduction to the daily office and online access to each day's prayers. These are short and ideal for individuals and families looking for something a little less involved.
- Pray as you Go provides an audio option for a roughly 12 minute daily service.
- 24-7 Prayer and related apps Lectio 365 and Lectio for Families (available for iPhone and Android) provide daily prayer options
- Apple users can download My Daily Office app and other apps for free
- Android users can download Daily Prayer app and other apps for free
There are many other websites and apps that are designed to assist us in prayer. Feel free to spend some time to find one that works for your situation.