Daily Gleaning - "Quiet Time" Devotions
The "Order of Morning and Evening Prayer" is the Anglican "quiet time" devotional guide. Compare it with other daily devotionals. Our devotional helps in so many more ways:
- To confess our sins,
- To read and study the Bible (intensely and comprehensively),
- To rehearse the essentials of the Gospel (Creed),
- To pray with other Christians corporately,
- To pray for neighbors, ministers, authorities, and enemies,
- To give thanks to Christ for answered prayer according to God's mercy.
No other daily devotional guide is as comprehensive as the Book of Common Prayer's "Order of Morning and Evening Prayer." It is NOT just a study guide. It is NOT just a meditational guide. It is NOT just a liturgical service. It is NOT just for mature adults. It is a guide for all circumstances, stages, and purposes of Christian living. Those who do the "daily offices" only on Sunday under the direction of a minister are missing their point entirely. The Anglican devotional is meant primarily for daily use in the Christian home.
Although doing Morning and Evening Prayer is not difficult, especially for those that use the online version offered by Reformed Anglican Fellowship, beware the advice that "quiet time" is easy. Growing as a Christian is hard. If it's comfortable then it's not helping you to mature. Anglicanism's "quiet time" devotional is a guide and encouragement for Christians that expect to be changed; sanctified DAY BY DAY according to pleasure of the Lord who listens to our prayers but knows and does what is most "expedient for us."