FINDING A SACRED RHYTHM
For many Christians, the most regimented prayer time comes before a meal or at church on Sunday morning. While more liturgical denominations may adhere to a structured daily prayer ritual, this is less common among non-denominational groups, who generally participate in fewer scripted forms of prayer and worship.
But some people, such as Trinity student Esther Peters ’07 of Villa Park, Illinois, are discovering that incorporating fixed-hour prayer into their lives sustains a spiritual pulse throughout the day.
Peters was one of several other people, who also practice ritual prayer, to be featured recently in an article titled “Adding discipline to devotion” by Deborah Hallman in the religion section of the Chicago Tribune on April 13, 2007.
The English and political science major learned about fixed-hour prayer during Interim when she took the class Praying the Psalms, taught by Dr. Aron Reppmann ’92, assistant professor of philosophy.
“It revitalized my prayer life,” she told the Tribune.
At least twice each day, Peters recites from a prayer book, such as the Lutheran Book of Common Prayer, to add structure to her devotional time.
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