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The Daily Office: The Daily Office, in The Book of Common Prayer, is the church’s regular cycle of daily prayers recited four times a day: Morning, Noon, Evening, and Compline. The office contains an order of collects, psalms, hymns, common prayers, and readings of scripture. In order to pray the Daily Office you need a Book of Common Prayer the online Book of Common Prayer, or access to online pod casts. Once you learn how to use the lectionary in the back of the prayer book you can pray the daily office. (Note that you do not have to read all three readings; to shorten the office you can choose the Gospel reading for the day).
Morning Prayer is said every Wednesday at 11:00 AM
Evening Prayer is said Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday at 6:30 P.M.
Online Podcast of Daily Office:
Steps: 1) First, download iTunes onto your computer. 2) Then download the podcast. 3) Or, download iTunes and then use the search option by typing in “Morning Prayer from the Episcopal Church.” 4) Then load onto iPod.
The New Zealand prayer book by David Guthrie, an Anglican priest. This can be listened to on the Internet from his site or downloaded onto an iPod. That website is:
Praying Online: Sacred Space: http://sacredspace.ie/ The Irish Jesuit website can be accesses on the Internet. It is an interactive site offering prayer and meditations. Podcast:
The Daily Office West Your Online Chapel of Ease™
Prayer and Meditation
This is a time of faith sharing, contemplation, and quiet prayer.
The Centering Prayer Group is sponsored by Contemplative Outreach.
Centering Prayer/Western Meditation: Centering prayer is a silent method of prayer or meditation. The form of prayer centers us in the presence of God and opens our hearts to listen and receive God’s spirit. Guidelines for Centering Prayer:
If you are interested in learning Centering Prayer our Centering Prayer group meets every Thursday evening at 7:00 PM in the Graham Room or contact Mother Amber, 925-628-5494.
The Rosary: If you like to use your hands, praying with prayer beads may be a form of prayer for you. There are a variety of prayers and meditations that can be used with a rosary and always include the Apostle’s Creed, the Lord’s Prayer, and the Hail Mary. And, you can offer prayers of intercession, petition, and thanksgiving while praying the rosary. There are two kinds of rosaries, Catholic and Anglican. The Catholic rosary has 59 beads with five decades. The Anglican rosary has 33 beads representing the years of Christ’s life on earth.