The Rule of Life – Book of Common Prayer


Rule of Life

Every Christian man or woman should from time to time frame for himself a RULE OF LIFE in accordance with the precepts of the Gospel and the faith and order of the Church; wherein he may consider the following:

  • The regularity of his attendance at public worship and especially at the holy Communion.
  • The practice of private prayer, Bible-reading, and self-discipline.
  • Bringing the teaching and example of Christ into his everyday life.
  • The boldness of his spoken witness to his faith in Christ.
  • His personal service to the Church and the community.
  • The offering of money according to his means for the support of the work of the Church at home and overseas.

The Book of Common Prayer (1962), p. 555