Praying the Hours is a practice that has been practiced by more than just monks! This biblical practice is modeled throughout scripture. We know the story of Daniel bing thrown into the den with the lions because he refused to stop praying multiple times each day. Right?
So what does Praying the Hours look like for you today? There are some great modern resources for Praying the Hours (including The Divine Hours and A Book of Hours). However, pausing at a specific time to be with God really does not require anything more than your presence and willingness to pray.
For me, Praying the Hours looks like setting an alarm on my phone at certain times of the day. The alarm beeps and I'm reminded to pause - wherever I am - and pray. That pause may include praying a specific prayer, reading scripture, or simply finding quiet and stillness.
This week, consider Praying the Hours by finding a specific time (or times) that you commit to pausing for prayer. And then, simply pray.
If you've stumbled here for the first time, welcome! On Mondays through this Fall, I'm posting a short list of scriptures for weekly reflection as well as a different way to pray each week. Pray one scripture or pray them all, this is simply an invitation to journey deeper as we explore God's peace together through a variety of prayer styles. Click here to find out more and join us on the journey.
Whitney R. Simpson
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