Pray the Day Resources

PRAY WITHOUT CEASING. -1 Thessalonians 5:17

One of the hallmarks of monastic life is praying the hours. The community gathers seven times a day to read scripture, sing and pray. The number of times they gather is based on Psalm 119:164—Seven times a day I praise you for your righteous ordinances. To start the habit, you can set alarms on your phone for the various times. You can also set one of the lock screens on your phone with the overview image. Use the booklet or a digital version linked below to guide you through the prayers. The times of prayer in this booklet, while not exactly like what a monastic community does, serve to align your day with God. This guide seeks to make the hours as accessible and meaningful as possible in our modern context. There are six main times of prayer, and an optional seventh time, Quiet, is available if you find yourself awake in the middle of the night. Feel free to continue to adapt the prayers to fit your needs and circumstances.



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