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by Robert Benson,Phyllis Tickle

  • ISBN: 0849946034
  • Category: Christian Books
  • Author: Robert Benson,Phyllis Tickle
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson (December 27, 2010)
  • Pages: 192 pages
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  • Rating: 4.2
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But the book In Constant Prayer is an introduction for those who are unfamiliar with the praying of the hours or the daily office. And for most, praying at 3 "set times" during the day (sometimes 4) can be a little daunting

But the book In Constant Prayer is an introduction for those who are unfamiliar with the praying of the hours or the daily office. And for most, praying at 3 "set times" during the day (sometimes 4) can be a little daunting. I think the average Christian would rather pray whenever they feel led, or before meals.

In Constant Prayer book. A pattern for worship and prayer that is offered to God at specific times throughout theday, the What does it mean to pray without ceasing?

A pattern for worship and prayer that is offered to God at specific times throughout the day, the daily office is meant to be prayed by all the faithful so the Church may be continuous and God's work in this world may be sustained. Yet it is highly personal too-an anchor between the daily and the divine, the mundane and the marvelous. In Constant Prayer is your gateway to deeper communion with God. Expect something new to unfold before you and within you while heeding this ancient call.

This is the fourth book in the Ancient Practice Series that I have read.

In Constant Prayer The Seven Ancient Practices Series, Vol. 2 by Robert Benson foreword by Phyllis Tickle published by Thomas Nelson .

by Robert Benson, Phyllis Tickle. A pattern for worship and prayer that is offered to God at specific times throughout the day, the daily office is meant to be prayed by all the faithful so the Church may be continuous and God’s work in this world may be sustained. Books related to In Constant Prayer.

Benson focuses on the practice of saying the "Daily Office," a formal series of prayers said at several times during the day. As Tickle states, this is the practice "of interrupting secular time every three hours for the observance of worship time made sacred by prayer. This is a gently prayerful introduction to liturgical prayer.

This Is What I Pray Today – The Divine Hours for Children (Dutton for Young Readers, 2007). The Night Office – Prayers for the Hours from Sunset to Sunrise (Oxford University Press, 2006). Prayer Is A Place – America's Religious Landscape Observed (Doubleday, 2005). Greed (Oxford University Press, 2004). a b Wendy Murray Zoba,"Literary Agent- A Profile of Phyllis Tickle, Christian Century,May 18, 2004.

The Future of the Church - Phyllis Tickle, Brian McLaren, David Lose. Phyllis Tickle on Sacraments - Animate: Practices Curriculum for Adults Small Groups.

The Future of the Church - Phyllis Tickle, Brian McLaren, David Lose.

What does it mean to pray without ceasing? Is it really that important to pray as the early Church did?

In this installment of The Ancient Practices series, Robert Benson presents a structure forour lives where we can live in continued awareness of God’s presence and reality.A pattern for worship and prayer that is offered to God at specific times throughout theday, the daily office is meant to be prayed by all the faithful so the Church may be continuousand God’s work in this world may be sustained. Yet it is highly personal too―an anchorbetween the daily and the divine, the mundane and the marvelous.

Says author Robert Benson, “At some point, high-minded discussion about our life ofprayer has to work its way into the dailyness of our lives. At some point, we have to movefrom talking about prayer to saying our prayers so that the marvelous that is possible has achance to appear.”

In Constant Prayeris your gateway to deeper communion with God. Expect somethingnew to unfold before you and within you while heeding this ancient call.

The Ancient Practices

There is a hunger in every human heart for connection, primitive and raw, to God.To satisfy it, many are beginning to explore traditional spiritual disciplines used forcenturies . . . everything from fixed-hour prayer to fasting to sincere observance of theSabbath. Compelling and readable, the Ancient Practices series is for every spiritualsojourner, for every Christian seeker who wants more.


Reviews about In Constant Prayer (Ancient Practices Series) (7):
skyjettttt
Robert Benson is a critically acclaimed writer who has published nine works on the contemplative life. He is a graduate of the Academy for Spiritual Formation and a member of the Friends of Silence & of the Poor, an international ecumenical prayer community and he has led dozens of retreats and workshops on prayer, writing, and the contemplative life around the country.

I first read this book almost two years ago in preparation for a class I was I was teaching on prayer. At the time I was quickly going through several books on prayer trying to get a firm grasp on something that for most seems to be a "no brainer." I mean, who needs a class on prayer, right? Just do it.

But the book In Constant Prayer is an introduction for those who are unfamiliar with the praying of the hours or the daily office. And for most, praying at 3 "set times" during the day (sometimes 4) can be a little daunting. I think the average Christian would rather pray whenever they feel led, or before meals. But Paul tells us in 1 Thessalonians 5:17 to "pray without ceasing." How do we do that?

For one, allowing prayer times to govern your life, sets the focus on God during your day, rather than just praying when "you need to." Second, praying the office frees up the individual to pray the scriptures by putting the words directly in front of you. With the daily office there is no pauses or fumbling over what to say. Third, praying the office gets you into a rhythm of prayer and before long you begin to notice that you look forward to it and you arrange the other things in your life around it.

I think this book is for anyone who wishes to deepen their prayer life and is open to experiencing the rich church heritage we have in fixed hour prayer.
Meztisho
One of my favorite books on prayer and spiritual disciplines. Highly recommended, along with anything and everything else Robert Benson has written. You will be blessed and challenged.
Direbringer
If you have ever thought that you wanted to begin to pray or pray more than you do, this is the book for you. Written in a folksy way that is not at all intimidating, this book by Robert Benson explains how and why to pray the Daily Office and how to find the divine in the daily. The spiritual rewards of such a daily discipline are great. All you have to do is...do it.
Bremar
This is a thoughtful book that will very likely leave an imprint on the life of the reader. Robert Benson presents the practice of "praying the office" as a way of life. He orients the reader to the origins, history, and significance of the practice, and also tells of his personal experience with it. Of particular significance to me is the observation that when one engages in this kind of prayer, one adds his voice to the voices of those all over the world and throughout time who have prayed, do pray, and will pray the office. You will recommend "In Constant Prayer" to others.
Jusari
I have enjoyed several of Robert Benson's books. He writes with clarity and honesty. This on3 can help to lead us to becoming people of prayer. And that's a good thing.
Mikarr
This a wonderful little book about life and the most ancient pray practice of the Church. If you need some inspiration about saying you regular office, read this book.
Zan
Being in a mainline denomination I have never been taught the importance of corporate prayer. At least not the kind the Mr. Benson speaks about. I like his frankness concerning his own failures in this endeavor. It gives me hope that I can start and eventually keep it up. I never thought of praying without ceasing in this way. Thanks for your writing, keep it up!
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