Ways to practice Devotion include prayer, prayer circles, mantras, zikr or remembrance of God, Bhakti yoga, chanting, prayer dancing, icons, prayer beads, altars, prayer flags and wheels, amulets, milagros, and the specific practices below.
Arrow Prayers by Robert Corin Morris use a short phrase to turn the mind toward grace and the presence of God.
Before You Pray by Kitzur Shnei Luchot ha-Brit demonstrates a way to remove unwanted thoughts.
Centering Prayer by M. Basil Pennington, Thomas Keating, and Thomas E. Clark explains the steps in the classic practice for experiencing God's presence.
Daily Lectio Divina by M. Basil Pennington presents advice for practicing sacred reading of the Bible.
Embodied Prayers by Frederic & Mary Ann Brussat uses body movements during devotions.
Face Washing Reflection by Michael Strassfeld demonstrates how to see the Holy One while caring for your body.
Fasting Is Meditation for the Body by Kabir Helminski conveys a way to understand food as a veil over feelings.
Flash Prayers by Frederic & Mary Ann Brussat suggests trying out short and spontaneous prayers to respond to what is happening around you.
Give God Different Names by Bradford Keeney acknowledges God's association with what you love.
Heart Meditations Practice by Jamal Rahman offers guidance for a heart-centered reflection on the Divine within.
Intercession Prayer Practice by Anthony de Mello describes putting yourself in strong contact with Christ to pray for others.
Jewish Mezuzah Ritual by Michael Strassfeld describes a gesture for transitions of leaving and returning home.
Keeping Christ or Buddha on Your Shoulder by Andrew Harvey recommends concentrating on the living divine presence.
Kneeling in Prayer by Sharon Connors celebrates an outward expression of inner trust.
Lectio Divina with Medicines by Mary C. Earle brings your prescriptions into your prayers.
Let Your Prayers Resonate Like a Bell by Sri Chinmoy reminds us, before any action, to pray.
Light Exercises Before Morning Prayer by Yitzak Buxbaum prepares the body for devotions and service.
Living for One Day Rami Shapiro explores interdependence and the ritual of observing Shabbat.
Method for Purifying One's Heart by Hazrat Inayat Khan offers a prayer to start and end the day.
Personal Prayer Book by Frederic & Mary Ann Brussat presents tips for creating a resource for your prayers for different emphases of your devotional life.
Practice of Simple Regard by Mary Margaret Funk reminds us to notice God looking at you.
Pray for Your Enemy Barbara Cawthorne Crafton compels us to picture our adversary in the hands of God.
Pray with Your Life by Marjorie J. Thompson integrates the life of prayer into the ordinary events and decisions of your day.
Prayer of Surrender by Jon M. Sweeney describes a practice inspired by St. Therese of Lisieux.
Prayers for Everyday Activities by Jamal Rahman makes the commonplace sacred.
Praying in Different Positions by Tom Cowan explores a cure for boredom in your spiritual practice.
Praying with Icons by Jim Forest explains the Eastern Orthodox practice of praying with open eyes gazing upon a sacred image.
Purifying and Strengthening the Heart by Andrew Harvey details a Tibetan Buddhist practice for times of trial and ordeal.
Reminder Before Sleep by Yitzhak Buxbaum invites us to state our intention for sleep.
Sabbath Box by Wayne Muller suggests a practice for the whole family to begin the Sabbath.
The Examen by Margaret Silf offers a reflection for the day's end.
Way of the Three Steps by The Plains Tribe outlines a Native American way to begin the day.
Ways to Face When Praying by Edward Hays reminds us that bodily position at prayer has a powerful influence upon us.
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