September: Prayer 🙏

"Pray without ceasing...?"

"Pray without ceasing...?"

Some ideas to get you started

Level 1: Novice

  1. 🧘🏽‍♀️ Try “breath prayer” with some phrases from scripture: “Be still…and know that I am God,” or, “Speak, Lord…for your servant is listening.”
  2. 🚶🏻‍♂️ Make a habit of taking morning prayer walks, talking to God about the day ahead before you do anything else.
  3. 📓 Keep a prayer journal for the month, writing out your requests, and reviewing them at the end of the month.
  4. 📖 Try out these short, daily prayers from the Book of Common Prayer.

Level 2: Apprentice

  1. 🚿 Pick a mundane activity, like doing the dishes or taking a shower, and consider that to be a mini “prayer time” in your day.
  2. 🫂 Each week this month, ask someone how you can pray for them, and commit to it!
  3. 🙏 Pray through scripture through the practice of Lectio Divina.
  4. 🌙 Make a nightly practice of praying “The Examen.”

Level 3: Master

  1. 🤫 Try “silent prayer,” simply sitting in silence with God, for 10 minutes.
  2. 🏘 Organize a prayer group, gathering together to practice one of these practices, or simply to pray for each other’s needs.
  3. ✍🏾 Write your own “Psalm,” an honest prayer to God of thanksgiving, confession, adoration, lamentation, or all of the above!
  4. 💭 Try “Imaginative prayer,” a way of meeting God in scripture through our imagination. Here’s a guided audio experience of the prayer.

Have other ideas? Let us know!

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Stay tuned! Throughout the month we'll be collecting our favorite pieces about rest.