An Introduction to The Daily Office Podcast

Posted on July 19, 2021

Finding time for prayer can be really difficult. I’m an Anglican priest (which means I pray for a living, right?), and I know that as well as anybody. It feels like, as our culture of work takes over our lives more and more, we have to fight tooth and nail to spend time with the…

How to Do Morning Prayer in the ACNA’s 2019 Book of Common Prayer

Posted on July 25, 2019

Where do I start? Whether you’re a Rookie Anglican or just “Angli-curious,” perhaps you’ve heard of this new Book of Common Prayer 2019 (BCP 2019) and are asking yourself, “What is this thing?” or “How do I use it?” We’ve put together a “Rookie Anglican Guide” to the BCP 2019 for more information. However, if…

How the Daily Office is Different from a “Quiet Time”

Posted on November 19, 2018

Prayer is paramount to our lives as Christians. As the 19th-century philosopher Soren Kierkegaard wrote, “Prayer does not change God, but it changes him who prays.” Saint John of Damascus defines prayer as “The raising of one’s heart and mind to God.” Raising our hearts and minds to God, however, is no easy task. We’re…

The New Daily Office Booklet for December 2018 is Here!

Posted on November 12, 2018

Click here to sign up to receive the latest Daily Office Booklet for December 2018! The new Daily Office Booklet uses the latest version of the ACNA’s Daily Office Lectionary. It follows the civil calendar, incorporates the major liturgical feast days, and can be used on a one or two year cycle! I think it’s…

3 Prayers to Pray During the Election

Posted on November 5, 2018

Because it’s election season here in the United States, I thought I’d share the following prayer I composed for the election: Lord God, Almighty Father: Watch over our nation in these times. Casting a ballot is a privilege given to us by our Constitution and secured for us by citizens and patriots, past and present….

Try Out the New Daily Office Booklet this November

Posted on October 31, 2018

I’m in the process of creating the next Daily Office Booklet for December 2018. It will be released in the next few weeks, and you’ll have to subscribe to our email list to receive it. However, I’d like to share a beta/draft version of the booklet that I’ve created for November 2018. It incorporates the…

Anglican Prayer Beads: Should Anglicans Pray The Rosary?

Posted on October 24, 2018

Anglican prayer beads, AKA the Anglican Rosary, are often controversial. But, as we dive into this topic, we need to remember that, throughout the history of the Church, the faithful have put various implements to use in guiding prayer, study, and devotion. Examples of these include: Having previously written about Christian imagery and icons, my…