To ask other readers questions about Celtic Daily Prayer , please sign up. Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Rating details. Sort order. Jan 04, David Mills rated it it was amazing. If you are a novice when it comes to having your spirituality facilitated by a prayer book then take note, Celtic Daily Prayer is absolutely the best place to start. Here are a few reasons why. Simplicity: Yes, there are old and perhaps better prayer books I'm tipping my hat to my battered copy of the Book of Common Prayer even as I type this , but in my experience these resources can prove a bit daunting to the beginner.
With it's three daily offices and two accompanying sets of readings, CD If you are a novice when it comes to having your spirituality facilitated by a prayer book then take note, Celtic Daily Prayer is absolutely the best place to start. With it's three daily offices and two accompanying sets of readings, CDP is just right for person just beginning to merge time and spirit by praying the hours.
Balance: Writing prayers that will be frequently used by others is difficult. A special kind of balance is called for which at once plums great spiritual depths, remains concise you trying mediating on the Calcedonian Creed sometime. I advise you to drink Red Bull first.
CDP achieves such balance in a distinctive way that blends the best aspects of Dr. Seuss and Shakespeare. Catholicity: Protestants, before you reach for those torches and pitchforks, do pause for a moment and give thought to what this misunderstood word "catholic" means. The term catholic refers to that which is venerable, ancient, and consistently essential. Wasn't it to recover such things that the Reformation began five hundred years ago? If so then I think you will delight in CDP. Like all things that endure the liturgy developed north of the Humber fifteen hundred years ago still resonates with those in this postmodern age who are seeking to share in God's life.
Apr 15, Tim rated it really liked it. Several years ago I began praying the hours on and off using Phyllis Tickle's wonderful Divine Hours as a guide. It's a great discipline, and one of several ways that Christians through the centuries have sought to keep the command to "pray without ceasing.
The prayers and readings are thoroughly Trinitarian, and each devotion is shorter than those like Tickle's based on The Book of Common Prayer. The pr Several years ago I began praying the hours on and off using Phyllis Tickle's wonderful Divine Hours as a guide. The prayers and blessings are beautiful and heartfelt, and have a certain lightness and hope to them that makes the prayer times very refreshing. There are numerous prayers for different occasions too, which is nice. A downside might be that unlike The Divine Hours, one uses the same prayers every day, with only the readings changing, whereas the Hours has much more variety.
This is a great prayer book, and I anticipate it becoming a frequent companion in my prayer times. Jul 21, Charlene Smith rated it it was amazing. I bought this from Washington Cathedral after my friend Maggie died, it was in part an aspect of my mourning and a need to find spiritual sustenance but now as I have added it to my daily routine, I love dipping into it for armor for the day ahead, but also for inspiration and words to reflect on.
Beautifully varied and inspiring.
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NOthing didactical. Some thoughts to reflect on are but a single line eg "Any experiment that can benefit by one hairbreadth any single human life is a thousand times w I bought this from Washington Cathedral after my friend Maggie died, it was in part an aspect of my mourning and a need to find spiritual sustenance but now as I have added it to my daily routine, I love dipping into it for armor for the day ahead, but also for inspiration and words to reflect on.
Some thoughts to reflect on are but a single line eg "Any experiment that can benefit by one hairbreadth any single human life is a thousand times worth trying. View 2 comments. Oct 11, Kimberly rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: anyone looking for a daily Christian devotional.
Shelves: faith. Since January , I've been reading this book as part of my nightly devotions and prayer. It is a beautiful devotional that is deeply grounded in the tradition of Celtic Christianity. As Friends say, it speaks to my condition. I went through both years of readings for the most part, missed some days here and there of course , found this a wonderful devotional book. I am looking forward to using St. Brigid's blessing for a new home from this book when I move next month.
Even though I am no long Since January , I've been reading this book as part of my nightly devotions and prayer. Even though I am no longer actively reading this as a devotional, I love having it on hand for prayers that I need at particular times. Apr 18, Patrick Oden rated it really liked it Recommends it for: anyone looking to bring order to their spiritual lives. Shelves: spirituality. This is a wonderful, wonderful volume that includes daily prayers, readings, occasional services, and other tidbits to help an individual or community get into a rhythm of prayer and spirituality during the week.
Put together by the Northumbria community, a group of Christians who are gathering together much as the ancient Celtic Christians did. Most books on ordered prayer have a strong denominational leaning, and many include a wee too much emphasis on Mary and the saints, which makes it a bit This is a wonderful, wonderful volume that includes daily prayers, readings, occasional services, and other tidbits to help an individual or community get into a rhythm of prayer and spirituality during the week.
Most books on ordered prayer have a strong denominational leaning, and many include a wee too much emphasis on Mary and the saints, which makes it a bit bumpy for this Evangelical. This book, however, is non-denominational and suitable for a very wide range of theological traditions as it keeps it simple and focused on what we all share. Jul 26, L. This isn't a book I have "read" in its entirety. It is a book that I continue to read and reread and spend time in as the years go by.
The past few years in my journey with Christ have been rocky and stressful and this little book always does a phenomenal job at quieting the squall and helping me whisper strong words of courage and hope.
The Celtic Christian traditions have always called to me in a unique way and the older I get, the more meaningful practices like those found in this book appeal This isn't a book I have "read" in its entirety. The Celtic Christian traditions have always called to me in a unique way and the older I get, the more meaningful practices like those found in this book appeal to me. Jan 21, Stacy rated it it was amazing.
I bought this book a few years ago on a retreat and still use it often in my devotional reading. I love the daily readings, the list of saints both ancient and modern, and the lectionary. Celtic spirituality is so beautifully earthy. The prayers here often put words to what my heart wants to say better than I could. Mar 06, Lydia Erickson rated it it was amazing. I'm going to be dipping in and out of this one. It's extremely esoteric but gloriously written. This is not suitable for a lazy reader. I recommend having a Strongs Accordance and a very good Bible Dictionary that at least takes you back to the Aramaic and the Hebrew or even Greek right next to you.
I always do this but really have had to cross reference several times already.
Sep 22, Christopher Tierney added it. Was given this as a gift and for awhile simply dabbled in the prayers. For the past few years have been using this for my morning prayer routine. I am often stunned and amazed by the truths revealed even in the cycle of daily meditations. A really excellent prayer source and one of the few paper books I keep in paper. Jul 11, Rod White rated it it was amazing Shelves: prayer. I am using this book daily as a guide to prayer. If I can do it, I will try to get a lot of our communities to let it guide their daily disciplines of worship and prayer.
We'll see. But wouldn't it be great if we had a community of intentional households that had some elements of a common "rule? Dec 17, Jaded rated it it was amazing Shelves: ancient-history , history-factual , christian-christianity , hard-to-put-down , inspirational , non-fiction , prayer-devotional , religious-studies , well-with-my-soul , favourites. This is an amazing collection of prayers, readings, biographies, and history of Christianity from the older, established Celtic faith.
Beautiful tie-ins to natural settings and creation. Stresses simple faith and reflection. Beautiful book. Dec 20, Sara floerke rated it really liked it. This is a terrific book to have on hand for pre-scribed prayers. There are two years worth of devotionals and Bible passages. The Daily Prayer app provides simple, yet rich devotional resources for morning, midday, evening, and close of day. Each service includes psalms and readings from the confessions. Other elements include opening and closing words, biblical canticles, a thanksgiving for light and a prayer of confession. An advanced features menu allows users to customize which elements appear.
Even after the loss of the Temple, morning, noon, and evening were established times for prayer. Jesus set aside regular times for prayer, and the believing community gathered daily for prayer in the Temple, in an upper room, and in their homes. New Testament writers exhorted the Church to pray without ceasing.
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Through the ages, the Church has maintained special hours for daily prayer, historically known as the daily office. The Reformed tradition adapted the pattern of the daily office, to provide an occasion not only for prayer but also for the public reading and expounding of Scripture. Daily public worship is to be commended as a dimension of the life and witness of the church as it ministers in and to the community.
Changing patterns of life have also led to the expression of daily prayer in family and personal devotion, which are encouraged as a part of the regular discipline of the Christian life. There are three basic ingredients in each service: psalms, readings, and prayer. The services begin and end with sentences of Scripture and may include other elements such as hymns and biblical songs canticles , confessional or devotional readings, and the thanksgiving for light in evening prayer.
If you are praying alone or if circumstances require a shorter service, you may wish to focus on the basic ingredients: a psalm, a Scripture reading, and a prayer.