» Download the resource sheet: Ways to Pray (download .pdf file)
Julie shares resources for enriching your prayer life and explores a variety of prayer forms and daily spiritual disciplines.
- Visit the ELCA Prayer Center for a daily prayer and a guide to daily prayer for the ministries of the church
- Use the services of Daily Prayer in our worship book, Evangelical Lutheran Worship, pp. 295-331
- As a daily prayer, go to theworkofthepeople.com and for multiple ways of meeting God in prayer through video visual liturgy
- For reading the Psalms and weekly texts, At Home with God, (B3897) and athomewithgod.org, provide accessible tools for rediscovering the vibrancy of faith through daily liturgical rhythms of reading the Psalms, texts and prayers.
- SacredSpace.ie offers daily online prayer presenting five steps of prayer each day.
- Combine daily exercise and prayer and spiritual wellness with the DVD and book, Stretch and Pray (B3081, DVD167).
Other Ways to Pray
- Writing to God (B3814) invites readers to pray with a pen, writing as a way of deepening our life with God
- If words are not always helpful, take a look at Praying in Color (B3371). This beautiful book and cd invite prayer through drawing and meditating
- Knit One, Purl a Prayer (B3884) describes how knitting can become a form of prayer helping knitters to craft a deeper relationship with God
- Martha Grace Reese’s Unbinding Your Heart (B3828) invites an all-church study focusing on prayer during 40 days of prayer and faith sharing
- Unbinding Your Soul (B3823) is an experiment in prayer and community for small congregational groups
Labyrinth as a Form of Prayer
- Rediscovering the Labyrinth: A Walking Meditation (DVD100) Introduces the ancient practice of prayer using a labyrinth
- Finger Labyrinth (K141) for individual use that includes prayer topics, a Pocket Guide to Labyrinths, and additional resources about the history of labyrinths and ways to pray with the labyrinth
- Circle of Peace Prayer Labyrinth (K147) This twenty-four foot canvas labyrinth can be used as a spiritual tool—a way of silencing the noise and turmoil in our busy lives— for meditative or contemplative prayer. Additional resources are available for borrowing.