One of the things we talked about this past Sunday was the adoption of a Daily Office of Prayer.
These are prayers that we say, wherever we are, at the same time each day (or as close to it as possible). Daily Offices especially help us do two things: First, they help us pause to remember and re-center our lives around God, who walks with us through our day. Second, they help us remember that we are connected spiritually, if not physically, as we know we are all praying together, wherever we are. (Northumbria calls this being “Alone Together.”)
We may create our own prayers for this one day, to specifically connect with our community’s ideas. In the meantime, we looked over a number of possibilities, and I’ll suggest we use the prayers from “Celic Benediction,” by J. Phillip Newell, which you can find on Kindle or hard copy here http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1….
There are two prayers for each day of the week, one morning and one evening, and I’ll suggest we plan to say them at 8:00am and 8:00pm, each day, wherever we are, remembering God and one another in the praying. (Please note: This is something to celebrate and not stress over, if you find yourself needing to skip or change a time. It’s an intention to take seriously, but not too seriously.) 🙂
I’ll also be saying the midday office from the Northumbria Community at noon each day. If you want to join in, you can find it here: http://www.northumbriacommunity.org/offices/midday-prayer/ )
So, this can be one of the ways we follow through on our intention to bring what we do at Companions into the “regular, everyday world” in which we live.