Praying Online: Resources

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Published by Josh Hosler on Wed, Mar 11, 2020 6:44 AM
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Praying Online
Some of the most helpful websites and apps, as of December 2019
This list was distributed to the Praying the Daily Office class at Good Shepherd. 

Websites

www.lectionarypage.net – We copy and paste our weekly Sunday readings from this site. It is based on the Revised Common Lectionary, which appears in printed in copies of The Book of Common Prayer printed after 2006.

satucket.com/lectionary/-- This is the best online source for Daily Office readings, which are also printed in The Book of Common Prayer. You can also find here Holy Eucharist readings for weekdays, which make up a completely different lectionary cycle.

https://www.missionstclare.com/english/ -- Among the treasures on this site is a recorded version of the Daily Office for your earbuds.

https://dailyoffice.org – For full-fledged services of the Daily Office, with all your decisions made for you and all readings printed inline, go here and click on the “hamburger” menu (three horizontal lines) in the upper right corner. The site also hosts live services at various times of day. It tends to default to saints’ days instead of the usual Daily Office readings.

http://dailyofficeexpress.org/ - This is another site providing a fleshed-out Daily Office ready for you to read and pray.

https://d365.org – For brief daily reflections not based on the lectionary. Many such sites exist, but this one is very pleasing to the eye and the heart, and it’s especially user-friendly.

http://montreal.anglican.org/comments/ -- This is a great source for commentary on the weekly lectionary readings. Use it to dig deeper and gain more knowledge.

http://satucket.com/lectionary/When_Will_It_Be_Read.htm -- This is a reverse lectionary, listing readings in order of their appearance in the Bible and telling you when you can expect to hear them read in church.

https://www.bcponline.org/ -- The entire Book of Common Prayer can be found here in a format seriously in need of a “Web 2.0” update. But it’s reliable and accurate.

http://bible.oremus.org/ -- This is the best source for looking up any Bible passage from the New Revised Standard Version.

Mobile Apps for Apple

Electronic Common Prayer ($9.99) – This is the one Pastor Josh uses constantly. Most of The Book of Common Prayer is available through it. It even offers the Daily Office with easily navigable readings for the day at your fingertips. It’s well worth the cost.

My Daily Office (free) – This free app gives a barebones sketch of Morning and Evening prayer. More helpful features are available for an additional cost.

Forward Day by Day ($6.99) – This is a mobile version of the little booklets we buy and hand out, which offer not only the daily readings, but also inspirational commentary on them.

Daily Office from Mission St. Clare (free) – This is the mobile version of the missionstclare.com website listed above. It used to contain access to the audio, but apparently that functionality has been removed.

Mobile Apps for Android

The Book of Common Prayer (free) – This is just like holding the BCP in your hands, which isn’t exactly a user-friendly improvement over paper.

The Daily Office (free) – Same as above.

Forward Day by Day ($6.99) – This is a mobile version of the little booklets we buy and hand out, which offer not only the daily readings, but also inspirational commentary on them.

Daily Office from Mission St. Clare (free) – This is the mobile version of the missionstclare.com website listed above. It used to contain access to the audio, but apparently that functionality has been removed.

Podcasts

A Morning at the Office: This is a new daily podcast of Episcopal Morning Prayer.

 

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