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.