Category Archives: Divine Hours

A Minister’s Prayer

The Concluding Prayer of the Church that I read during the Midday Office today is one that I’m claiming. Here it is: O Lord my God, to you and your service I devote myself, body, soul, and spirit. Fill my … Continue reading

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Vespers Prayer

As if on cue, the concluding prayer for the Vespers reading for today reads like this: Drop thy still dews of quietness Till all our strivings cease; Take from our souls the strain and stress, And let our ordered lives … Continue reading

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Changing Gears

It seems that this is the time of year when I feel a little torn between the quiet “dog days” of summer and the busy “Fall Frenzy” of a new year. I’ve had quite a bit going on this summer … Continue reading

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Our Father

One of my spiritual practices this summer has been to pray through the “Divine Hours,” as Phyllis Tickle calls them in her manual of the same name. It’s “praying the hours,” founded on readings from the Book of Common Prayer. … Continue reading

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Morning Prayer

Last fall I started a morning prayer time with a small group of students using Phyllis Tickle’s Divine Hours as our guidebook. This morning the “Prayer Appointed for the Week” particularly spoke to me: Almighty and merciful God, in your … Continue reading

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