Book of Hours Twitter Party Recap
On Thursday, March 5th, I hosted a Book of Hours Twitter party. I shared some 140-character-or-less details of the Book of Hours; what it's for, how it's observed, why we could all use it. I really enjoyed the opportunity to be thrifty with words and communicate ideas in a creative way. Twitter is good like that. It's even more fun when your friends show up and share about their experience and practice of prayer/mindfulness. Many thanks to all who came and all who supported the endeavor!
In case you missed it, I have put together some highlights from my Twitter party planning document. I am only owning and sharing my words here, but if you would like to review the responses and interaction to the tweets I sent out, you can search for #bookofhours on Twitter and review the feed! (You may have to scroll down past a couple of my ads for the eCourse to get to the good stuff.)
Here are the highlights. Why yes, I did spend the whole afternoon playing on picmonkey.com! I love it.
Today and tomorrow are the only days left to sign up for this round of the course. I hope to see you there!
Here are a few more relevant tweets from the Twitter party:
What is a Book of Hours? An ancient monastic tradition, the Liturgy of the Hours observes 8 sacred pauses (or times of prayer,) each day. 1/4
The #bookofhours is a collection of prayers, (and sometimes Psalms or verses,) to be used to observe these 8 pauses. 2/4
The hours (or sacred pauses) are as follows: Vigils, Lauds, Prime, Terce, Sext, None, Vespers, Compline. 3/4
It may be helpful to think of a 3 hr rotation starting at 12 a.m. with Vigils and ending with Compline at 9 p.m. 4/4
Why Book of Hours? Praying the hours invites you to step outside the noise and renew your spirit through prayer. (click to tweet)
Why Book of Hours? The day is full of gifts. Prayer invites us to discover and accept those gifts as they unfold. (click to tweet)
Why Book of Hours? Our hearts can be awakened and transformed through intentional prayer. (click to tweet)
What are your reasons for prayer? What do you love about it? Please share.
Enjoy, friends, and have a great weekend.
Know yourself. Share yourself. Go brightly.