The current liturgical season is Lent. If, having used the prayer-form for Lent, you find you’re curious about the background to the prayers, there’s a guide reflecting on the background and meanings of that office. You could consider following a discipline of reflecting on scriptures using the prayer-themes of the Lord’s prayer. There’s a way of using a rosary to pray the Lord’s prayer and there’s a video explainer here. Watch this space for more material on using a rosary to pray the pattern of the Lord’s prayer. How about buying a book version of Our Common Prayer as a Lenten or Easter gift for a friend? Or for your own prayer corner?
The sections below have links to the various daily prayer offices by days of the week, times of the year and some night-time forms. There is also a guide to how to interpret the type styles. There is some reflection, too, on why and how to use these forms.
If you prefer a physical book, they’re not expensive…
Days of the week
For occasions and seasons.
Advent Christmas Epiphany Presentation of Christ aka Candlemas Lent Passiontide, Holy Week Eastertide Ascensiontide Pentecost season ‘Thy Kingdom Come‘ Magnificat days and seasons Transfiguration Creationtide Kingdom Season Pandemical Prayer Prayers from pandemic Dark Seasons
Prayers before sleep at night
Some Collect prayers | Canticles | Lord’s Prayer framework for reflection | Whys and wherefores Principles and guidelines | Church of England canons | Bits and Bobs | ‘Abba Father Let Me Be’ expanded to a sung Lord’s prayer | Lord’s prayer on beads
Conventions for type-styles used
Italics are used for things that are not meant to be said out loud but rather are to help use the time and the prayers or to indicate where something has come from.
Bold is used when words are meant to be said together.
Emboldened italics tend to indicate a title of a canticle or similar.
Ordinary type is for things that the person who is leading at that point says on their own.
Three little dots like this … are shorthand to suggest a time of quiet or reflection. Normally the person leading at that point would be responsible for moving on to the next part after a suitable period of time.
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