Here’s a modest collection of online and email devotionals and podcasts from Anabaptist and other sources.
Anabaptist Prayer Book–and free app
This book will help you get into the habit of daily prayer. Written by and for Anabaptists, this daily prayer book organizes prayers into three sections: Call to praise, call to discipleship and call to intercession. The prayers find their inspiration in scripture, and especially the words of Jesus. Two short selections from the Bible are included in each morning and evening prayer. There are two volumes, the first for ordinary time and the second for Advent through Pentecost. Available both in hardcover and as an ebook.
Also available as a free app on Apple and on Android.
Advent and Lent devotionals online
Subscribe to daily devotional emails during Advent and Lent. These devotionals follow the texts and themes of the worship materials in Leader magazine. They are written by Goshen College faculty, staff and students. Subscribe during Advent or Lent at www.goshen.edu/devotions.
Devotionals and Prayer Books
Here is a list of Anabaptist prayer books and devotionals.
Devotional and inspirational books from MennoMedia
MennoMedia has quite a selection of books on spirituality.
Rejoice! Daily devotional readings
Each day’s entry includes a scripture reading, a short inspirational message, and a prayer of response. An additional prayer guide with requests representing Mennonite mission workers, schools and church agencies is included in the back. Published quarterly. Find it here.
Each book in this series offers prayers, scripture, poems and inspiring words for many of life’s transitions: marriage, pregnancy, adoption, giving birth. These heartwarming books span one month, offering wisdom to help Christian readers face the joys and challenges specific to their life situation. Find them here.
Adult Bible Study
Adult Bible Study is designed to be read at home and then studied and discussed at Sunday School. Use the daily Bible readings for your at-home devotional. It provides in-depth, challenging Bible study from and Anabaptist perspective, written by an intercultural group of pastors, teachers, professors and leaders from the United States and Canada. Sessions include daily Bible readings, resources for additional study and free downloadable resources.
Weekly lectionary texts for Mennonites
Use the weekly schedule of biblical themes and passages in Mennonite worship bulletins to structure your daily Bible reading.
Encounter the Word: A Reading Record for the Whole Bible
This free pamphlet has ideas to encourage adults who are new to the Bible, as well as those with experience. Includes a reading chart plus tips to guide reading. Find it here.
Sing the Story and Sing the Journey CDs
Sing the Journey highlights themes of the missional church. Sing the Story uses the seasons of the year from Advent to Pentecost to tell the story of the life, ministry, death, resurrection and reign of Jesus Christ. There are two CDs for each. These CDs are wonderful for daily, at-home worship. Find them here.
Hymnal: A Worship Book
Have your hymnal handy when praying at home.