Celtic Rhythms of Life: Daily prayer from the Community of Aidan and Hilda

Celtic Rhythms of Life: Daily prayer from the Community of Aidan and Hilda

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A daily rhythm of prayer, inspired by Celtic Christian spirituality

From the Community of Aidan and Hilda, here is a resource to create a daily rhythm of prayer, inspired by historic and contemporary Celtic Christian spirituality and earthed in the activities of everyday living. Celtic Rhythms of Life contains ready-to-use forms of prayer for morning, midday, evening and night, seven days a week. Morning and evening prayer have a choice of four psalms and scripture readings from the Old and New Testaments. Midday and night prayer have short scripture readings printed in the text. Each day also has its own theme, from resurrection on Sundays to the kingdom on Saturdays.


Title Celtic Rhythms of Life: Daily prayer from the Community of Aidan and Hilda
Author Graham Booth, David Cole, Simon Reed, Ray Simpson and Penny Warren
Description

From the Community of Aidan and Hilda, here is a resource to create a daily rhythm of prayer, inspired by historic and contemporary Celtic Christian spirituality and earthed in the activities of everyday living. Celtic Rhythms of Life contains ready-to-use forms of prayer for morning, midday, evening and night, seven days a week. Morning and evening prayer have a choice of four psalms and scripture readings from the Old and New Testaments. Midday and night prayer have short scripture readings printed in the text. Each day also has its own theme, from resurrection on Sundays to the kingdom on Saturdays.

Details
  • Product code: 9781800392281
  • Published: 20 October 2023
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 176
  • Dimensions: 105mm wide and 148mm high

From the Community of Aidan and Hilda, here is a resource to create a daily rhythm of prayer, inspired by historic and contemporary Celtic Christian spirituality and earthed in the activities of everyday living. Celtic Rhythms of Life contains ready-to-use forms of prayer for morning, midday, evening and night, seven days a week. Morning and evening prayer have a choice of four psalms and scripture readings from the Old and New Testaments. Midday and night prayer have short scripture readings printed in the text. Each day also has its own theme, from resurrection on Sundays to the kingdom on Saturdays.

Graham Booth

 

Graham Booth is a Guardian of the Community of Aidan and Hilda, speaker and retreat leader.

 

David Cole David Cole is an international spiritual teacher and retreat leader, the Deputy Guardian for the Community of Aidan and Hilda, and the founder of Waymark Ministries.

 

Ray Simpson

 

Ray Simpson is a founder and principal tutor of the Community of Aidan and Hilda. A widely published author on spirituality, he also leads retreats on several continents.

 

Penny Warren

 

Penny Warren is a Guardian of the Community of Aidan and Hilda, speaker and retreat leader.

 


Edited by Simon Reed 

 

Simon Reed is an Anglican minister with two churches in Ealing, London, and a Guardian of the Community of Aidan and Hilda.

‘Praying daily alongside Ray Simpson at Berwick Parish Church, I know how devoutly committed Ray is to daily prayer. He and his colleagues in the Community of Aidan and Hilda have produced a rich diet of Celtic prayer to enrich our daily cycle of prayer.’

Bishop Stephen Platten

 

Review by Richard Frost

Book Review

Celtic rhythms of life by Graham Booth et al

Reviewed by Richard Frost

There are many different ways to pray. Whether our own extemporary prayers and the personal quiet time or the structured approach of liturgy. We can use books, apps, audio, video, websites to help us. We can pray with words and in silence.

This is a book of daily prayers drawn from the Community of Aidan and Hilda. It provides a rich resource based in the Celtic tradition and the liturgical structure of pausing from the busyness of everyday life to spend time with God.

The psalmist said ‘Seven times a day have I praised you’ (Psalm 119: 164) which is an approach used in many communities. Here in Celtic Rhythms of Life we are encouraged and equipped to pray and praise God four times a day – morning, midday, evening and night.

Each occasion (one might call it an Office) follows a simple structure using suggestions for psalms, prayers, Bible readings and songs. There is a flexibility within the format suggested by the authors and the material can be used in a group or individually.

Each day of the week is based around a theme: resurrection, creation, incarnation, the Holy Spirit, unity and community, the Cross and the Kingdom.

The book’s small size also enables it to be carried in a pocket or kept close at hand.

The authors have drawn from a well of tradition and wisdom, and the resulting water quenches our thirst for a deeper experience of God.

A former mental health and employment specialist, Richard Frost is the author of Life with St Benedict and writes a blog at workrestpray.com. He is also the author of four other books.