Prayer Resources

Colloquy – Week 5

Conversation with Jesus

Friend and Master: Two Images of Divine Companionship

Ignatius uses two images for our relationship with God: a friendship and a master-servant relationship. Both of these however are really about a deep intimacy and companionship.

Alma’s Way is the Ignatian Way

A new PBS Kids show speaks to the Ignatian pattern we see in the Examen.

Doing What We Love (FB Live Audio)

Are you doing what you love in your career and life? Would you do something different if you had the freedom? Discussing Ignatian freedom, desire, and discernment.

Three Lessons for Being Christian

Lately I’ve felt “more Christian”. Here are three ways we can grow in our Christian identity.

What is a “directed” retreat?

There is grace and surprise in making a longer retreat, spending intentional time with God in a sacred place.

Imaginative Prayer for Children

How do we introduce Ignatian spirituality to children? I speak with Jared Boyd, author of Imaginative Prayer: A Yearlong Guide for Your Child’s Spiritual Formation. Oh, and there’s a guided meditation at the end.

Oops, I'm Human

As Christians human beings, we are very afraid of making mistakes. We can become perfectionists and not readily admit to it. But mistakes make us better, don't they? They teach us what works and what doesn't. They teach us more about ourselves, our weaknesses, and...

Dreams & Imagination

Two of Disney’s cornerstones are dreams and imagination. What do they have to do with the spiritual life?

Star Trek’s Religious Themes

Religious themes are certainly not absent from Star Trek. Here’s an encore post of What Is Death?

Prayer is an invitation from God, inviting us into relationship with God. It gives us a chance to take part in the story of creation, have an effect on the world, be involved in its God-story, and most importantly, reflect on how we contribute. These resources hope to reveal the infinite facets of prayer, the many ways we reach God, and how God reaches into our lives: in love, with words, in silence, seeking our desires, at different times, in different places.

Textual Prayer (prayer with the daily readings)

Sacred Space (guided prayer with daily scripture, from the Irish Jesuits)

Jesuit Prayer Index (from Xavier University)

Give Us This Day (monthly publication with prayers and Mass readings)

How to Practice Lectio Divina (prayer with scripture)

Your Own Spiritual Exercises (a prayer practice using a journal)

Reimagining the Examen

Audio Prayer

Audio Meditations and Examens from Ignatian Resources / God In All Things

Pray-As-You-Go (from the British Jesuits)

Daily Disconnect (from the Carmelites)

Insight Timer

Ritual app


These can be found in the iOS and Android app stores. The links below will take you to the iOS App Store.

Pray-As-You-Go (from the British Jesuits)

Insight Timer

Ritual app

Reimagining the Examen

3-Minute Retreat (prayer with the daily readings)

Sacred Space (guided prayer with daily scripture, from the Irish Jesuits)

Helps for Prayer

Building a Prayer Habit

Helps for Prayer (large list of helpful prayer resources and explanations from John Veltri, SJ)