The current liturgical season: Easter. This is a season and not simply a day. It lasts until Pentecost (fifty days after), though these offices have a variant for use between Ascension day and Pentecost. Also between Ascension and Pentecost, many churches encourage a season of prayer (#ThyKingdomCome) for people to become Christ-followers. This year, there’s Pray5-4-4 -using the 5 sections of the Lord’s prayer as a way to pray for each of five family or friends. During that period there’s also a daily office-style prayer form for Thy Kingdom Come. -It reflects the broader theme of praying missionally.
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.
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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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