Rhythm of Prayer

Religious Orders in the Monastic tradition, including dispersed communities, tend to practice a rhythm of daily prayer – whether twice (morning and evening), three times (morning, noon and night), or as many as seven times. See: Praying round the Hours.

The psalmist says, “Seven times a day I praise you for your righteous laws.” (Psalm 119:164 NIV)

You may wish to explore the liturgy of the Anglican Communion, and their Celtic Way of Life Prayer.

Our Rule includes the commitment to develop a habit of prayer, at least twice daily. If you are new to prayer, start with the Lord’s prayer.

[Links to come:
• The Lord’s Prayer in Cornish – An Pader
• The Lord’s Prayer in Hebrew]

Additionally, in the Celtic tradition, in much the same way as it is in the Jewish tradition, regular prayers and blessings were practised for every aspect of everyday life: for entering a house, leaving a house, entering a room, starting a fire, milking the cow, and on and on!

This was the Celtic way of literally praying ‘without ceasing’ and also being continually conscious of God, a concept known as ‘anamnesis’, from the Greek.

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