Sitting with the Unrepentant Heart

Posted on January 23, 2024

Morning prayer complete. Emails checked. A cup of hot tea steeps nearby. Outside, snow falls, and the weak winter Alaska sun tries valiantly to peek over the horizon and the puffy, icy clouds—just a hint of gray, a portent that day is almost here. It’s a holiday. Nothing to do. There are no agenda items….

Let Us Kneel Before The Lord: The Biblical Basis for Kneeling in Worship

Posted on August 1, 2023

Anglicans kneel a lot: in prayer, in confession, and at communion. We often surprise visitors from other traditions with our frequent kneeling. Why do we kneel so often? In short, kneeling is Biblical Worship, Bodily Worship, and Beautiful Worship. Kneeling as Biblical Worship The Bible associates kneeling with worship, especially prayers of confession, thanksgiving, and petition. Kneeling in the Old Testament Consider…

Family Prayer: A Rookie Anglican Guide

Posted on July 7, 2023

Do you want to introduce the Daily Office into the life of your family, but the length of those prayer times is a bit daunting for your small children? Or do you want a quick version to do yourself when you have a busy workday? Family Prayer is here to help! It is for exactly…

Are You a Proficient Christian?

Posted on May 19, 2021

Christianity is a way of life with its own practices, rhythms, and habits! Along these lines, I’d like to share with you a book by Martin Thornton called Christian Proficiency. (I picked up a used copy on, but it’s also published by Wipf & Stock.) This book is a fantastic overview of the basics…

🙏 How to pray the Anglican way [Welcome to The Curate!]

Posted on March 1, 2021

Welcome to The Curate (pronounced “kyoor-it”), a weekly curated email newsletter (get it?!) from Anglican Compass with the very best of Anglicanism, liturgy, sacraments, prayer, etc.! (NOTE: This post was originally an email sent to our subscribers on March 1, 2021.) Whether you’re Anglican or not, if you’d like your walk with Christ to benefit from the wisdom of…

Why and How to Pray for Our Leaders

Posted on December 14, 2020

When the dust settles following an election, it is not unusual to hear Christian leaders exhort the faithful to be in prayer for our leaders, regardless of how we voted, our party preference, or any of a number of factors that might otherwise lead us to neglect such prayer.  For Anglicans, the form and manner…

How to Pray as a Family at Home

Posted on April 29, 2020

Family Prayer, sometimes called Family Worship, is a cornerstone activity of the Christian family’s life. In it, we come together to sing, read Scripture, and pray. Yet, this activity can feel daunting and unfamiliar. What do we read? What do we pray? How long should it be? How often should we do Family Prayer? My…