Daily Prayer – St Bart’s PRAYS
Live without fear, you creator has made you holy, has always protected you, and loves you as a mother. Go in peace to follow the good road, and the blessing of God: Creator, Christ, and Holy Spirit be upon you and remain with you, forever.
- Daily Morning prayer/meditation/reading
- Mid-day prayers
- Evening/Night prayers –
Way of Love group’s evening prayer and the other.
Habits of Grace with Presiding Bishop Michael Curry (weekly posts with prayer)
New posts from Bishop Brown:
New posts from Bishop Brown can be found on the Diocese of Maine’s website:
“How To” suggestions for creating holy time and space at home:
Creating Sacred Space:
images and a short video.
In the weeks ahead I hope we will have a chance to ‘create’ some of the particular prayer aids together (making prayer beads, or a prayer rope – particularly popular with the Eastern Orthodox Churches), creating a ‘sign of hope’ that helps us focus/refocus as we pray, choosing your to-go re-centering pieces that move with you during the day and help calm anxieties, and return your heart to God.
Resources for Families:
The Pen-pal program – coming to your inbox soon!
These resources were assembled by many of us in the St. Bart’s Way of Love class, 2019.
Episcopal Website for Traveling the Way of Love:
- *Read the scripture from the Daily Office Lectionary found in the Book of Common Prayer (p. 934) or online through various websites or apps. use: https://dailyoffice.wordpress.com for the daily offices of morning and evening prayer (and noontime, mostly the Book of Common Prayer, with New Zealand Prayers for noon and night, if you look in the header)
- http://www.missionstclare.com/english/index.html – Daily offices of morning and evening prayer, with musical settings often provided.
- http://www.lectionarypage.net This will show you the lectionary for Sundays and Holy Days, and will let you click through to the lessons.
- Forward Day by Day booklets – available in St Bart’s narthex. Also, booklets can be ordered online or get a variety of daily emails. The website for all these options is ForwardMovement.org
- “GPS” daily devotional. Sign up for it by going to the HopeGateway website: http://hopegateway.com/ At the bottom of the home page, is a link to sign up for their daily newsletter.
There is also a link for a daily scripture to read along with SOAPY (scripture, observation, application, prayer, and yield)
- SSJE -Society of Saint John the Evangelist: https://www.ssje.org/ There is a link on their home page, about halfway down to sign up for the daily meditation.
- Jesuit Daily Prayer/ Ignatian Reflection and Prayer: https://jesuitprayer.org
BIBLES (from Nina)
- Bible reading plan, read a daily devotional, practice lectio divina: All of these options are assisted /supported /explained further by this website: https://www.biblegateway.com/ Look at the header and select option for ‘STUDY’. Under this you will find both Devotionals and a variety of Reading Plans. If you look under Biblical Engagement you will find a list of ways to engage scripture, including Lectio Divina and the Ignatian Method.
- Notes on Bibles : If you are looking for a Bible to read – there are many choices! For example:
- The NIV Student Bible can be a good starting point for someone who wants some interpretation or information as they read the text, but doesn’t want it to be over the top academic.
- If you want academic in flavor, the New Oxford Annotated NRSV is a well-respected classic of that genre. In the Episcopal Church we tend to read the NRSV as our Gospel text in the parishes. It’s well translated and a theologically, as well as academically respected text.
- Also, as Episcopalians, we include the Apocrypha/Deuterocanonical Books in our Scriptures, so if you’re shopping, you want to get a Bible that says with Apocrypha.
- If you want a great and easy reference book with pictures, I love the DK Children’s Bibles personally. I’m ordering another copy of this one: DK The Children’s Illustrated Bible, Hardcover, published February 2, 2004
- Revealed: What the Bible Can Teach You About Yourselfby Angela D. Schaffner. Publisher: Upper Room Books. Probably only available on Amazon
- Through the Bible, Through the Year: Daily Reflections From Genesis to Revelation. by John Stott. Publisher: Baker Books.
- The Social Justice Bible Challenge. Edited by Marek P. Zabriskie. Publisher: Forward Movement.
- Help Thanks Wow: The Three Essential Prayersby Anne Lamott Publisher: Riverhead Books.
- Celtic Daily Prayer: Farther Up and Farther In.Copyright 2015 by The Northumbria Community Trust, published by Harper Collins.
- An Altar in the World: a geography of faithby Barbara Brown Taylor. Published by Harper Collins.
- Soul Feast: An Invitation to the Christian Spiritual Life by Marjorie Thompson
- Saying Grace: Blessings for the Family Table, Sarah McElwain, editor
- 100 Graces: Mealtime Blessings, Selected by Marcia and Jack Kelly
- Scrambled Starts: Family Prayers for Morning, Bedtimes, and Everything In Between, by Jenny Youngman
- Living the Way of Love: A 40-Day Devotional by The Rev. Mary Bea Sullivan – designed for Lent but could be used anytime. It’s based on the seven Way of Love practices. The author is an Episcopal priest. Publisher: Church Publishing Incorporated (January 17, 2019).
- Short Stories by Jesus: The Enigmatic Parables of a Controversial Rabbi, by Levine, Amy Jill. Harper One, 2014.
- Bible Women: All Their Words and Why They Matter, by Freeman, Lindsay Hardin. Forward Movement, 2014.
- Praying All Ways: A Multiple Intelligences Approach to Prayer, by Willie, Caroljean. Harcourt Religion Publishers.
- The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World. His Holiness The Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu. Avery imprint of Penguin Random House, 2016.
- Bless the Lord, my Soul, Taizé Hymn: link here to listen/sing along: https://youtu.be/7zqHgbWO0wQ
- Gregorian Chants
- Prayer Structure
- Supplication (make your requests known)
- Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust – https://www.btlt.org/labyrinth-in-the-woods/
- First Parish Church, Brunswick http://www.firstparish.net/labyrinth/
- University of New England, Stevens Avenue, Portland https://www.une.edu/news/2012/labyrinth-a-new-gathering-place-portland-campus
- Trinity Episcopal Church- Portland http://www.trinitychurchportland.org/resources/
- Prayer Beads
- Bishop Charleston – Daily Reflection Steven Charleston
- Where the Wind by Adam Thomas https://wherethewind.com/2019/02/18/curses-and-blessings/
- Episcopal News Service – Way of Love https://www.episcopalnewsservice.org/2019/02/14/episcopal-seminaries-embrace-role-as-testing-grounds-for-the-way-of-love-in-action/