As you know, Kris and I are practitioners of fixed-hour prayer, what I call “sacred rhythms.” And you may recall that we practice mostly with Phyllis Tickle’s The Divine Hours. Which, owing to the weight and size of the volumes, creates a problem when we travel. Until now.
When Kris and I travel we generally take either The Little Book of Hours or, more often, The Glenstal Book of Prayer. These are smaller books, easier to travel with, and create some variety in our prayer practices on the road. But, now Phyllis has edited a one-week edition of prayers: The Divine Hours — Pocket Edition. This pocket edition has a handsome dustjacket, and a full week of prayers — for all seven hours.
Kris read this one this Tuesday morning and liked it. I thought I’d include it here:
Grant me, Lord, not to be anxious about earthly things, but to love things heavenly; and even now, while I am placed among things that are passing away, to hold fast to those that shall endure; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.