Many of us are using online prayer, scripture, and devotional resources-some are old friends from pre-pandemic days, others you may have discovered more recently. Here are some examples that you may want to sample; all of them are free. If you know of others, please send the information to Deacon Kathleen at firstname.lastname@example.org and she will share them.
Richard Rohr’s Daily Meditation from the Center for Action and Contemplation: cac.org
Brother, Give us a Word from the Society of St John the Evangelist: ssje.org
Free Daily E-Meditation from the Henri Nouwen Society: henrinouwen.org
Sabbath Moment from Terry Hershey: terryhershey.com
The Rev Jay Sidebotham’s Monday Matters email from RenewalWorks: go to renewalworks.org and click on Resources then Weekly Inspiration.
The Almost Daily eMo by Barbara Cawthorne Crafton from the Geranium Farm: geraniumfarm.org
The Episcopal Church: Through the month of May, Presiding Bishop Michael Curry will offer a series of weekly video meditations called Habits of Grace. If you subscribe, you will receive an email link each Monday.
Season 3 of The Episcopal Church’s podcast The Way of Love with Bishop Michael Curry, is now available. These weekly conversations, featuring Bishop Curry, podcast host Sandy Milien, and a variety of guests, center on ways to live a life committed to living the way of God’s unconditional, unselfish, sacrificial and redemptive love. Framed by the Way of Love – those seven practices of turning, learning, praying, worshipping, blessing, going, and resting – listeners will hear stories and lessons about how they can grow closer to God in daily life. Podcasts from Seasons 1 and 2, as well as bonus episodes and reflection guides, are also available.
Pray As You Go is a daily prayer session that you can download from the App Store or access online. It is designed to go with you wherever you go, to help you pray whenever you find time. A new prayer session is produced every day of the working week and one session for the weekend. It is not a ‘Thought for the Day,’, a sermon, or a bible study, but rather a framework for your own prayer. Lasting between ten and thirteen minutes, it combines music, scripture and some questions for reflection.
The Mission of St. Clare is an ecumenical website offering Morning and Evening Prayer using the order set out in The Book of Common Prayer. It also includes Daily Devotionals and other offices, plus links to the Lectionary Page and other useful resources.
Episcopal Cafe: This website has articles and podcasts with an Episcopal focus.
In addition to their daily email series (noted above), the brothers of the Society of St John the Evangelist in Cambridge, MA offer a variety of resources, including a Compline service.