Greg Cohoon (drmellow) wrote,
Greg Cohoon

Structured Prayer

As I've been doing a better job of keeping up with my daily devotional Bible reading and studying, I'm finding that my spiritual life is growing, deepening. That's not really a surprise.

What is a little bit of a surprise is that I'm also finding that I'm very interested in incorporating some structured prayer/worship into my daily routine. It first stated a few months ago when I picked up a 50s-era copy of the Methodist Book of Worship from an antique store. I have really enjoyed reading through it. The past couple of weeks, as this year's Disciple study has kicked up, that desire for more daily structure has deepened. A few weeks ago, I spent a lot of time looking at Anglican Rosaries and picked out a favorite. I don't remember where I got the idea to look for rosaries. Someone must have mentioned it recently, or I must have heard about it on a podcast or something. Regardless, I think that I would enjoy using a tool like a rosary to help introduce and encourage a regular structured prayer time.

Today, while listening to a recent (the latest?) Internet Monk podcast, I heard Michael mention Benedictine Daily Prayer: A Short Breviary, which sounded very, very interesting to me. Using the "look inside" feature on confirmed my interest.

I've got to return a book to the library soon. I think I'll look and see if they have any similar resources that I can thumb through and/or borrow. A quick scan of their online catalog indicates that they have several books that I will probably find interesting.
Tags: prayer, religion

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