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The Rhythm of Life 2nd Edition: Celtic Daily Prayer

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Daily office prayers for a cycle of seven days. Each day s prayers include morning, midday, evening and night prayers, in an easy-to-use format. Newly updated, with canticles from Common Worship of the Church of England, as well as prayers of the author s own composition."
Hardcover, 145 pages
Published November 1st 2007 by Morehouse Publishing (first published January 1st 1996)
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Sarah
Jul 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I originally bought this book because I started attending a low-church Anglican church and was trying to learn how to use the Book of Common Prayer (which I didn't get too much exposure to during their Sunday liturgy). Of course, at the time, I thought it was a book for private individual prayer instead of the prayers of the whole church (which can very well be done privately). I felt stuck in my daily prayer life, not knowing what to say, and wondering if pre-written prayers could actually be a ...more
Michael Philliber
Aug 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This second edition is very similar to the first. It's a nice, handy 145 page glossy hardback guide to prayer. It has a simple "rule" for morning, midday, evening and night prayers for each day of the week. David Adam, accomplished author on Celtic spirituality who was vicar of the Holy Island of Lindisfarne for thirteen years, draws from several sources, some historical and others contemporary, to color the daily rhythm. Though it is geared for communal prayer, it is still usable for those who ...more
Michael Philliber
A nice, handy 136 page paperback guide to prayer. It has a simple "rule" for morning, midday, evening and night prayers for each day of the week. David Adam draws from several sources, some historical and others contemporary, to color the daily rhythm. Though it is geared for communal prayer, it is still usable for those who are alone.

Each day of the week resounds with a specific theme. Sunday is resurrection; Monday reflects on creation; Tuesday is shaped by incarnation; Wednesday is filled wit
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Andrew
Jul 08, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Beautiful little daily prayer book written by the author during his time as Rector of Holy Island, Lindisfarne. It had sat waiting on my shelf for perhaps a couple of decades.

It is based on a seven-day cycle, with a different liturgical theme for each day: Resurrection, Creation, Incarnation, Holy Spirit, Community, The Cross and The Saints. The prayers draw on the established tradition but Adam is a poet in his own right so there is some original material too.

I moved on to this one after spend
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Jon Newswanger
May 01, 2008 rated it it was amazing
This is not a book to be read just once, rather a book that is read gradually through the year, with new thoughts and foci for each day and season.

Even though the Mennonite Church has started to add some liturical elements to it services, it is a relatively new experience for me a life-long Mennonite to experience the liturgical traditions of Anglo-Catholocism albeit with some Celtic overtones.
David Campton
This book is a spiritual gem. For those not brought up in a Christian tradition that practices the "daily offices" or those who are overly familiar with one denominational "order" this is an accessible and framework of daily prayer, broadly based on the Celtic tradition. One of David Adam's best.
Charles
Apr 26, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
good daily prayer book from the Celtic tradition
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David Adam is one of the best-loved figures in Celtic Spirituality. He also writes poetry and teaching material for churches. Living on Holy Island for thirteen years he has a special love for the saints of Iona and Lindisfarne. He now lives on land that was once given to St Cuthbert.

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