In some Christian traditions, a liturgy guides the order of corporate worship. There's a structure followed including prayer, scripture reading and recitation of the creeds; most often deeply founded in history.
As I grew up in the church, we had some traditions when it came to celebrating communion, child dedication or baptism, and there was a structure to the worship service with many similarities, while much less historical (my first recitation of the Apostle's Creed was in Swahili during our first worship service in East Africa).
Patterns of worship lead us to adore Christ for who He is, provide us opportunity to confess our sin and humanity, to recall the core beliefs of our faith and seek Him in prayer. Just as our corporate worship has a structure, so does our personal worship.
The typical devotional used is - hopefully - based on scripture, leads us in a prayer and guides into a practical response.
In Be Thou My Vision: A Liturgy for Daily Worship by Jonathan Gibson, we have a 31 day guide to our daily worship, using historic prayer, creeds and catechism; this plan helps root our time in truth, inviting us to discover the foundational and historic aspects of our Christian faith.
What we know and believe about God significantly impacts our worldview, the choices we make, how we relate to others and informs how we think about cultural issues. So, if you're looking for a resource to take you deeper, I'd highly recommend this one!
(Added bonus, it looks beautiful!)
# of pages: 352 pages (designed for 31 days of worship)
Level of Difficulty: Easy
My Rating: 5 stars!
What are your patterns of daily worship?
*A big thanks to Crossway for the complimentary copy of this book and the opportunity to post an honest review!