The writers of the Hebrew psalms knew the value of connecting with God throughout the day. Evening and morning and at noon – ‘the three stated times of prayer among the Jews’, Wesley commented on Psalm 55.17.
Below are links to some fixed-time daily prayers.
Such ‘set prayers’ do not in any way seek to replace what we say to God in our own words or ‘arrow’ prayers that spring out of us in the thick of things.
They are simply meant to allow a rhythm of life to be formed, around which other activities can take their proper place.
On my bed I remember you;
I think of you through the watches of the night. Psalm 63.6
Click here to link to Evening Prayer
In the morning, Lord, you hear my voice;
In the morning I lay my requests before you and wait expectantly. Psalm 5.3
Click here to link to Morning Prayer.
Setting an alarm for around midday on a mobile phone can be a helpful reminder of the opportunity to withdraw from the tensions and busyness of life in full flow, to connect consciously with God and keep his perspective on the day’s activities.
Click here to link to (intentionally very short) Midday Prayer.