Prayer Resources

The Power of No

We’re told not to be a quitter, but sometimes there are great benefits in saying “no” and quitting. It all depends on what our investments are and what we’re willing to invest to progress in our God-given calling.

Ritual at Death

The other morning I got myself out of bed to go to a 9am weekday Mass at a local church just a few minutes from where I live. When I got there I noticed there was a cantor and organist present. Odd, I thought, for a daily Mass. As the music began to play dozens of...

Magis

Magis is about freedom and restless desire for greater things.

A 21st Century Incarnation

Jesus entered this world in poverty. Imagine the mercy of God breaking into the grittiness of 21st century poverty.

Freedom & Foundation – Week 1

Oriented toward God; preparing for prayer

Changing States

Like materials that can change states with temperature (water, metal, plastic), we too change states but remain the same at the core.

Who Am I? – A New Meditation

A new audio meditation, uncovering our True Self in God.

Not a Diary, a Prayer Journal

Journaling can be a powerful form of prayer. Put away your fears and start a prayer journal.

Never in the Same Place

No one can ever understand your own experiences. That’s actually the gift of being unique beings! God touches us in ways that are best for you and for me.

What Might Draw You to Spiritual Direction?

Three reasons one might seek out spiritual direction.

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

JesuitPrayer.org (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

Apps

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

JesuitPrayer.org (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)