I led an adult forum at Grace last Sunday during which I offered brief introductions to the Daily Office and the Daily Examen from the Ignatian tradition. I’ve collected some of those resources here, as well as links to the Bible and the lectionary.
The Book of Common Prayer online: https://www.bcponline.org
The Daily Office (Morning and Evening Prayer, Daily Devotions)
Morning Prayer Rite I BCP 37
Morning Prayer Rite II BCP 75
Evening Prayer Rite I BCP 61
Evening Prayer Rite II BCP 115
Compline BCP 127
Daily Devotions for Families BCP 136
Daily Office online:
The Daily Office podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/audio-daily-office-the-trinity-mission/id604914110?mt=2
For many years, I have used this site: http://bible.oremus.org. It offers a number of different versions, but defaults to the New Revised Standard Version (with British spelling), which is the version we use in worship.
If you want to know the readings for Sunday in advance, they are all available at The Lectionary Page: http://www.lectionarypage.net
A great resource for exploring each week’s Sunday readings is Textweek.com.
The Daily Examen
An alternative to the Daily Office is the daily examen. From the Jesuit tradition, meant to offer you an opportunity at the end of the day to look back over your day for signs of God’s presence and grace.
A brief overview:
- Become aware of God’s presence.
2.Review the day with gratitude.
3. Pay attention to your emotions.
4. Choose one feature of the day and pray from it.
5. Look toward tomorrow.
From Ashes to Glory (the daily examen for Lent):