Anglican Pastor: Discovering the Daily Office

It’s been a busy week and this has been sitting in my drafts of things to post for a few days…

Anglican Pastor (a great site all Anglicans should follow via Blog or Twitter) posted a nice article earlier this week with an overview of the Anglican Daily Office and how it helps Christians to remain focused in prayer.  Here’s an excerpt:

A Pattern for Prayer

The Daily Office is one of the ways that Christians have prayed for centuries. The Daily Office or Divine Office, which is based on the ancient practice of prescribed daily times of prayer. The name comes from the Latin officium divinum meaning “divine office” or “divine duty.” These services are accompanied by daily Scripture readings which include a reading from the Psalms, Old Testament, the New Testament, and a Gospel reading. The Daily Office includes prayers for morning, noon, and evening. J.I. Packer says, “None of us will! ever find a better pattern for private prayer and Bible-reading anywhere than that offered by the Prayer Book’s own daily offices.”

Read the whole entry

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