New resource for personal reflection: Daily Prayer for All Seasons
Daily Prayer for All Seasons is now available for free downloading on the website of The Episcopal Church here
Developed by the Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music and authorized by the 77th General Convention in 2012 (Resolution A055 here), the prayers in Daily Prayer for All Seasons are presented according to liturgical season beginning with Advent and progressing through Christmas, Epiphany, Lent, Holy Week, and Easter. In addition, two sections are offered for Ordinary Time: Creation and Rest.
In each, all prayers are grouped according to eight particular themes: praise, discernment, wisdom, perseverance and renewal, love, forgiveness, trust, and watch.
Daily Prayer for All Seasons “was compiled and written by a diverse team of people from all over the United States,” according to the Introduction of the book.
The Introduction continues: “We came together periodically over four years to create a set of prayers that acknowledge in their brevity both the need to pray and the short time we have to pray.”
Included in Daily Prayer for All Seasons are explanatory pages of how to best utilize the prayers.
Printed copies of Daily Prayer for All Seasons are available in English and Spanish from Church Publishing Inc. Daily Prayer for All Seasons on the web is made available by the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society.
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