Prayer is a wonderful gift from God. But sometimes it can be intimidating or difficult. Rev. Richard has created this short guide and primer to help you begin — or enrich — your prayer practice.
Looking to expand your prayer life even more? Check out the resources listed below!
Prayer: A Guide by The Rev. Richard D. Meadows, Jr.
Morning Prayer Rev. Richard’s daily prayer blog
Article: 5 Scientifically Supported Benefits of Prayer by Clay Routledge, Ph.D.
Pray as you go is a daily prayer session, designed for use on portable MP3 players, to help you pray whenever you find time, but particularly while travelling to and from work, study, etc. A new prayer session is produced every day of the working week and one session for the weekend. It is not a ‘Thought for the Day’, a sermon or a bible-study, but rather a framework for your own prayer. Lasting between ten and thirteen minutes, it combines music, scripture and some questions for reflection.
The aim is to help you become more aware of God’s presence in your life, listen to and reflect on God’s word, and grow in your relationship with God.
In The Episcopal Church, our Book of Common Prayer offers beautiful services for morning, noon, evening, and nighttime in a section called “The Daily Office” (pp. 35-146). Daily Prayer for All Seasons offers a variation on that theme, a shortened version, where a complete service covers one or two pages at most, thereby eliminating the need to shuffle prayer books and hymnals.