Is anyone among you in trouble? Let them pray.
Is anyone happy? Let them sing songs of praise. James 5:13
We live in a busy world. Ours days are filled with work and family responsibilities, and we are bombarded with personal, social, and electronic distractions. How can we quiet our bodies and minds so that we may hear God's voice? The staff of Third Presbyterian Church recommends these resources as a starting point for your personal devotions.
- Prayers of the People
The Prayers of the People from our Sunday services.
- The Book of Common Worship (PCUSA)
The Book of Common Worship includes a section for daily morning and evening prayer (pp. 491 to 595), as well as a section with prayers for various occasions. (pp. 792 to 837).
- PresbyterianMission.org Daily Prayer App
A short daily prayer service on your iPhone or iPad. The services begin and end with sentences of Scripture and may include other elements (hymns and biblical songs, confessional or devotional reading, and the thanksgiving).
Meditations and Readings
- Presbycan Daily Devotional
Daily meditations from the Presbyterian Church in Canada, available on the web in a podcast, or by email.
- Verse and Voice
A daily scripture verse coordinated with a meditative reading and a prayer, from Sojourners ("Faith in action for social justice.")
- Forward Day By Day
Daily meditations from The Forward Movement, a ministry of the Episcopal Church.
- Our Daily Bread
Daily meditations available on the Our Daily Bread website, by email, as a podcast, or in a printed booklet.
- The Upper Room
Receive daily meditations by email, order the print edition, or read the digital magazine online.