Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is one.
Right faith lives in right prayer.
We will pray the Little Doxology at the head of each hour.Love the Lord your God, with all your heart—
We will pray the Apostles Creed daily.
Right prayer lives toward God in our emotions.
We will pray the Office [at midday] daily.Love the Lord your God, with all your soul—
We will receive the Sacrament weekly.
Right prayer lives toward God in our will, appetites and desires.
We will examine our conscience weekly before receiving Holy Communion.
We will make an annual retreat for spiritual direction.
Love the Lord your God, with all your mind—
Right prayer lives toward God in our understanding.
We will study the Holy Scripture daily.
We will study one book of theological worth each quarter.
Love the Lord your God, with all your strength—
Right prayer lives toward God in our bodies.
We will care for our bodies by proper diet, exercise and sleep.
We will keep a fast one day each month.
Love your neighbor as yourself—
Right living cares for others as for self.
We will make one intentional act of kindness each day.
We will give alms and time to those in need each week.
We will make one act of witness each month.
We will annually review our will to provide a tithe of our estate to charity.
Adopted for the Society 8 March 2008
A RULE OF LIFE
for the Bishop Elliott Society
based on Jesus’ Summary of the Law, St. Mark 12:29-31