During our recent Choose Your Own Adventure classes, Pastor Caela shared with participants some free online resources that might be helpful for those who are wanting to enrich their own spiritual practices. Here they are compiled in one place so you can browse and find new resources that might help you lengthen your own faith this Lent.
UCC Daily Devotionals - sign up for a daily devotional from the Stillspeaking writers delivered right to your inbox every morning OR visit the site each day to see new devotionals
D365 - this website is geared towards teens but is delightful for people of any age. Each day features music, scripture, prayer, and a very brief reflection. There's also a free app for your smartphone or tablet.
Daily (or weekly) devotionals from Fr. Richard Rohr and the Center for Contemplative Action - Richard Rohr’s Daily Meditations explore the contemplative foundations of Christianity “From the Bottom Up.” They are for all spiritual seekers, regardless of religion or denomination! Drawing from his own Franciscan heritage and other wisdom streams, Fr. Richard reframes neglected or misunderstood teachings to reveal the basic pattern of reality: God as loving relationship.
Upper Room Prayer Center - The mission of The Upper Room Living Prayer Center is to help individuals, small groups and local congregations grow in their understanding and experience of prayer. For more than 33 years, we've had a single purpose: to help disciples of Christ experience the living, transformative power of prayer. Intercessory prayer is not something that "just happens." That's why we've created a way for the thousands who need prayer to connect with prayer partners who are called and trained to meet those needs. You can even call a number to request prayer.
Lectio Divina - if you're looking for a new way to read the Bible or you're plunging into individual study for the first time, please consider giving Lectio Divina a try. You can google for all kinds of tips on how to use this style of reading/prayer. This article gives a nice overview.
Reimaginging the Ignatian Examen - if you're looking for a new method of prayer to try, consider using the Ignatian Examen. There is a free app that walks you through the process or you can borrow the book by the same name from our church library.