Sacred Rhythms is simple... a daily email in your inbox with morning prayers, readings and a spiritual practice for the day.
Firstly in your email you will receive morning prayers to help you connect with God and guide you to praying for others. The prayers we are using are celtic prayers with a rich heritage that have been part of christian worship for many years. In fact, the prayer book we are using — Celtic Daily Prayer — is used all around the world each day to guide the prayer life of thousands of Christians. The prayers run on a yearly cycle with a prayer for each day. The liturgical rhythm of the prayers help cultivate a connectedness to the seasons and the christian calendar marking events such as advent, lent, easter, pentecost and saints days.
Accompanying the prayers everyday will be a Psalm to read, and occasionally some portions of scripture from the Old and New Testaments and a daily mediation. We believe that Scripture is the story of God — the story of His creating, redeeming and bringing resurrection and renewal — and our life with God means we are now part of His Story and participating in it. Engaging with scripture places us in that Story, provides sustainance and guidance and shapes us in the way of Christ.
And finally, alongside the prayers and readings you will find a spiritual practice for that day. The practices vary each day ranging from contemplative practices like reading scripture or meditation to more practical practices such as sharing a meal with neighbours or blessing someone with an act of kindness. Remember: just one simple practice for each day that encourages the habit, making it easy to integrate into our often busy lives. The practices will run on a monthly cycle helping to establish deep rhythms of intimacy and action.