Recognizing the Liturgy You Have
I think we've already got a liturgy for our daily devotions. It's like church liturgy. It's not whether or not your church has a liturgy, it's just which kind of liturgy it has. And it's the same for our daily devotions. I think most of us have a liturgy of a quick prayer to open our time with the Lord, read the Bible, and then pray a list of petitions. That in and of itself is a liturgy: prayer, Bible reading, intercessory prayer.
What I've tried to do in Be Thou My Vision is enrich the liturgy that we already have with a call to worship, with prayers of adoration, confession, illumination, intercession, and the Lord's Prayer. So it's not whether or not you're going to have a liturgy for your daily quiet time, it's just which kind of liturgy you're going to have.
Jonathan Gibson is the author of Be Thou My Vision: A Liturgy for Daily Worship.
One day of structured content from the 31-day liturgical guide Be Thou My Vision to help you in your daily worship.
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Jonathan Gibson talks about why liturgy can be such a powerful force for good in the life of the Christian when rightly understood and practiced.