In this season of lockdown and physical distancing you might like to try Pandemical Prayer. As the name suggests it is composed to reflect concerns and to offer ways of putting things to be helpful in strange times such as these.
Between Ascension Day and Pentecost there is a form of prayers for Ascensiontide. During that period, many people worldwide are praying ‘Thy Kingdom Come‘. The current liturgical season is Eastertide.
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.
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 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
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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