To use the Book of Common Prayer is not only to pray what’s on our hearts, but to be shaped by how and what we pray. With what words do you begin your prayer?
Willpower is a finite resource, and without it, starting tasks, maintaining habits, or resisting temptation becomes much more difficult. The question is, how can we increase our willpower?
A short guide on how to begin using the Book of Common Prayer for your daily devotions, with options for beginners, seasoned prayer warriors, and would-be monks.
We all experience seasons of dryness in our devotions. The Book of Common Prayer, used by Christians of all denominations for hundreds of years, can help breathe new life into our daily devotions.
The word regnare means to reign; our project is to (re)discover ways of living that reshape our imagination, habits, and practices such that we can better see the kingdom ("reign") of God and better follow him into what he is doing around us.
Does that sound difficult? Jesus says that his yoke is easy and his burden is light. The more we learn from him and actually do what he says, we find Jesus knows how to truly live—to remain in touch with the source of life at all times (God himself) and to get involved with what God is doing to create and cultivate lasting good from the raw stuff that makes up our daily life.
This is the kind of life Jesus led. And he is still at work, teaching others the way to this very good life. Interested? Read more...