Barry Krammes, “Encountering Christ in the Psalms.” The 2022 Lent Project from Biola University. The Lent Project | Biola University Center for Christianity, Culture and the Arts. March 1, 2022.

Denise Posie, “Praying with Jesus in solitude.” The Banner, April 2021, pp. 32-34.

J. Stephen Pearson, "'Not of this world': Christian devotional literature as minority discourse." Dissertation submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Ph. D. degree, Graduate faculty of the University of Georgia. Athens, Georgia, 2008.


Augustine of Hippo, Paul Z. Strodach, trans., Oremus-Let us pray.

An updating of the classic resource by Paul Zeller Strodach, which is now in the public domain. The original can be viewed here:

John Calvin (1509-1564), Heart aflame: Daily readings from Calvin on the Psalms. P & R Publishing.

“In these pages you will find the Spirit-inspired biblical anatomy of the Psalms and the hands of an outstanding physician and surgeon of the spirit. Reading them on a daily basis can hardly fail to bring you spiritual health and strength. Calvin seems to come to us from within the Bible, from inside the reality described in the text. He had learned the meaning of the command to love God 'with all your mind.'” — Sinclair Ferguson

Abraham Kuyper, trans. Jan H. Boer, The Ascent of the Son—The Descent of the Spirit: 26 Meditations on Ascension and Pentecost. Includes an extensive introduction by translator.

For additional details go to the KUYPERIANA page.

----------, transl. James A. De Jong, Ever in Thy sights: 31 devotions on the Psalms. Bellingham WA: Lexham Press, 2020.

----------, trans. James A. De Jong, Honey from the Rock: Daily devotions from the Young Kuyper. Bellingham WA, USA: Lexham Press, 2018 (600 pp.). Information about.

Imagine opening a collection of meditations by the young Augustine, a young Martin Luther or John Calvin. In this new volume we find a collection of meditations by the young Abraham Kuyper, never before published in English translation. Here are the devotional thoughts of one of the most significant Protestant thinkers of the last 150 years and from the most formative period of his influential life. This treasure is both timeless and timely.

R. Albert Mohler Jr.,
President, The Southern
Baptist Theological Seminary

----------, trans. and ed. James C. Schaap, Near Unto God: Daily Meditations Adapted for Contemporary Christians. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1997. An earlier translation by J. H. de Vries, Grand Rapids: Eerdmans-Sevensma, 1918, can be accessed at: AND Work info: To Be Near Unto God - Christian Classics Ethereal Library (

This beloved devotional classic, which has blessed Christians for over one hundred years, contains 110 meditations on just one verse from Psalm 73: "But as for me, it is good to be near unto God." This intimate and contemplative devotional emphasizes that the reality of being near unto God must be the foundation upon which all else lies, the driving force of our very existence. These meditations, written during Kuyper's years as Prime Minister of the Netherlands (1901-1905), embody Kuyper's dedication to the unity of doctrinal loyalty and the spiritual vigor in his writing. As such, these meditations are trusted reflections of Kuyper's continual reflections and readings of Psalm 73:28, and are a true source of wisdom and spiritual encouragement.

Laura de Jong
CCEL Staff Writer

"... God himself is behind nature. In everything that lives in nature, rustles, throbs and stirs itself, we feel the pulse beat of God's own life . In nature also everything is for the sake of religion, to reveal to us in it the glorious presence of God, to bring us the fostering sense that in nature everywhere the living and almighty God is with us on every side, and to fill us with the sublime impression of his Power, Divinity and Majesty." (1918 edition, pp. 229-230).

For comments, including readers' comments, go to:

Jan H. Boer, The Prophet Moses for Today: 366 Social Biblical Meditations. Revised edition, 2014 (316 pp.).

For additional details go to the BOERIANA page.

Henri J. M. Nouwen, Ed. Gabrielle Earnshaw, You are the beloved: 365 daily readings and meditations for spiritual living. You are The Beloved.

John Baillie, A diary of private prayer.

John Baillie was a teacher, lecturer, preacher, and author of many books. He held academic posts in the UK, the US, and Canada; was Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland; and President of the World Council of Churches. He died in 1960.

In this wonderful collection, famed theologian Dr. John Baillie shares personal prayers for people who are seeking a better understanding of God and themselves. Organized by morning and evening--with special prayers for Sundays--A Diary of Private Prayer is written with eloquence, piety, and directness. Blending praise and meditative thoughts about God with a concern for the social and individual good, these daily invocations help and inspire us to search our inner selves and find the deep religious beliefs that lie within.

First published in 1936, A Diary of Private Prayer remains a seminal Christian devotional with more than a million copies in print. This modern edition--completely redesigned into a gift package--admirably preserves all the qualities of the original, ensuring that the wisdom of God and the wonder of Baillie's prayers remain accessible for many generations to come.

Anglican Church of Canada, “Litany for Our Country: Prayer for Peace and Country.” Book of Common Prayer, 1928.

Peter Slofstra and Peter Schuurman, Follow Me: Daily Readings for Disciples. Grand Rapids, Michigan: Faith Alive, 2007.

Partial preview: Follow me : daily readings for disciples : Slofstra, Peter : Free Download, Borrow, and Streaming : Internet Archive

Philip F. Reinders, author and compiler, Seeking God's Face: A Daily Prayer Book Drawn from an Ancient Christian Tradition. Grand Rapids: Faith Alive Christian Resources, October 2010.

For hundreds of years, Christians have observed the "Daily Office"—prayers offered to God at regular times of the day. This practice, now experiencing a wide resurgence, can help your prayer life become a vital, lifelong conversation with God. Seeking God's Face provides a simplified daily office—intended for once–a–day use—designed especially for thoughtful Christians. Inside you'll find an entire year of daily prayers and readings, each featuring seven elements, including

From the foreword by Eugene H. Peterson: "Seeking God's Face melds prayer and Scripture into a companionable guide for becoming a participant—both listening and speaking—in the great salvation conversation that is the Christian gospel."

Andrew Kuyvenhoven, Daylight: 366 Daily Devotional Readings. Grand Rapids: Faith Alive, Christian Resources (Christian Reformed Publisher), Updated version, December 2009. ISBN 978-1-59255-518-5.

Earlier version from St. Catharines, Ontario: Paideia Press, 1977.

Over more than thirty years and ten printings, thousands of readers have used this classic devotional to begin their day with God.

Now newly updated with contemporary examples and questions for reflection, Daylight uses Scripture to shed light on what it means to live in the presence and promises of God.

----------, Twilight:366 Daily Devotional Readings. Grand Rapids: Faith Alive Christian Resources (publishing house of the Christian Reformed Church in North America AND the Reformed Church of America), April 2012.

This newly updated companion to the bestselling devotional Daylight leads you through an entire year of meaningful moments with God. Kuyvenhoven shares a depth of biblical knowledge and insight that will strengthen your faith and inspire you to grow each day in your own knowledge and love of God.

This classic devotional leads you through an entire year of meaningful moments with God. Each month's meditations follow a book of the Bible, such as the gospel of John or the psalms; or a biblical theme, such as the meaning of Jesus' resurrection or the coming of God's kingdom.

Neill Plantinga Jr., Beyond Doubt: Faith-Building Devotions on Questions Christians Ask. Grand Rapids: Faith Alive Christian Resources, December 2001.

Louis M. Tamminga, On Your Way Rejoicing: Daily Readings with the Bible. St. Catharines Ontario: Paideia Press, 1979. Also: Internet Archive— On your way rejoicing (1979 edition) | Open Library.

Joseph Alleine (1634-1668), Precious Promises. Reformation Heritage Books.

                                      “This little book is a devotional classic”-- Mark Dever

Charles Spurgeon (1834-1892), Morning and evening: A devotional classic for daily encouragement. Hendrickson Publishers.

D Martyn Lloyd-Jones, Walking with God day by day: 365 daily devotional selections. Crossway.

Walking with God Day by Day is a daily devotional sharing short excerpts from many of Dr. Lloyd-Jones's books. The selections are encouraging, enlightening, and challenging. All who use this volume will acquire a greater grasp of biblical truth (concerning salvation, the Gospel, revival, the kingdom of God, knowing God, the victory of faith, and much more) and will learn how to grow closer to Christ with increasing faith.”

Saint Faustina, Daily reflections on Divine mercy: 365 days with Saint Faustina. Source of content: < >. Daily Reflections on Divine Mercy: 365 Days with Saint Faustina.

This is an ongoing sharing of daily devotions from the Catholic tradition. Though as Protestants we may not share all the thoughts expressed here, we do well to recognize the depth of Catholic meditational life and avail ourselves to its inspiration and life power.

Richard Baxter, The Saints' Everlasting Rest, abridged version. Vancouver: Regent College Publishing, January 2004. First published in 1650.

This book “has long been recognized as one of the great classics of Christian devotion.

Matthew Henry, Method for Prayer. Lancaster Pensylvania: Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals. N. d. < >

This book is written “to promote, encourage, and assist God's people in Biblical prayer.”

Okke Jager, transl. Perry Rekker, Meditations on the Christian Holidays. N.p. and n.d. (172 pp.).