Two of the bedrock disciplines of the Christian life that are most important for spiritual growth are daily prayer and Bible reading.
There are many ways to pray, and many ways to read through scripture. Some people try to read the whole Bible in order, but often run into the pitfall of having long sections that are similar or repetitive. Here is a suggested order that offers a way of reading through the whole Bible with more variety. Below are some suggested links that draw on our Episcopal/Anglican prayer traditions, as well as traditions of others. They also include ways of reading and/or reflecting on scripture day by day.
Learn more from “Tips for Praying the Daily Office”.
[Disclaimer: While the following links are connected to helpful spiritual resources, the total content of each website is the sole responsibility of their individual owners. Every part of every website may or may not reflect the mission or opinions of St. Paul’s on the Plains Episcopal Church.]
EPISCOPAL MORNING AND EVENING PRAYER
The Daily Office with Biblical Readings
(From the Lectionary in full for the day)
THE DAILY OFFICE
Saint Bede’s Breviary
THE DAILY OFFICE
The Daily Office West
[Note: these sites have slight variations.
Fr. Haney uses The Saint Bede’s Breviary predominantly, on both his computer and iPhone.]
There are several available.
On iTunes simply select “Podcast” and search for “Episcopal Morning Prayer”
THE “OLD FASHIONED” WAY
If you prefer to pray the Daily Office using the Book of Common Prayer and a Bible
Here is some specific advice and “how-tos”
MORNING AND EVENING PRAYER
THE CHURCH OF ENGLAND
Traditional and Modern forms of Morning and Evening Prayer
DAILY DEVOTIONALS DONE BY EPISCOPALIANS
Forward Day by Day: A meditation on one of the Episcopal Church’s scripture readings for the day
Speaking to the Soul: daily readings about Episcopal saints and other writings
DAILY DEVOTIONALS FROM NON-EPISCOPALIAN TRADITIONS
Our Daily Bread Devotional
The Upper Room Daily Devotional
OTHER EPISCOPAL AND NON-EPISCOPAL RESOURCES