Daily prayer question


#1

Hi all! I am brand new to the forums, so I hope this is the appropriate place to ask this question. Basically, I am a High Church Anglican who is interested in becoming Catholic. I have used the Book of Common Prayer as a daily devotional guide for some time, and I was wondering if there was a corresponding resource for Catholics (or if you all could recommend similar devotional guides)! Thanks so much!


#2

David,
you’re very welcome to the Forums, and I’m delighted that you feel called to become Catholic, and have the courage and generosity to do so.
There are a core of much used Catholic prayers. And there is the Divine Office, which may appeal to you, with its rotation of prayers, scriptural readings and psalms. This is a truly valuable resource.
I’ll leave others to respond with specific books.

Warm regards,
Trishie


#3

Hello, welcome…15 years ago when I converted, my father in law gave me a wonderful prayer book called the Catholic book of Prayers…It has the basic Catholic prayers, and many others and it also has the order of Mass in it…It’s small so I can bring it with me to church or when we go away…It’s published by Catholic Book Publishing Co. in New York…God Bless you:)


#4

Thanks! I really appreciate the help!


#5

Hey there! I was a High Church Episcopalian and I converted to Roman Catholicism in 1977. I know that the 1928 prayer book has morning and evening prayer (and communion service, of course). Options:
—The 4 volume Litergy of Hours - that’s what the priests pray
—Christian Prayer - a single volume of LOH; many religious orders us this
—Shorter Christian Prayer - a smaller volume
—The Little Office of the Blessed Virgen Mary

You need a guide (sold where you buy the LOH) for the first 2 options.

All of these offer a minimum of 4 divine offices; but if you only wish to pray morning and evening prayer, that’s fine, don’t fret about mid day and night offices.

Good luck and God Bless you!


#6

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