Prayer Resources

What do you want?

What do you want? That's right. What do you want from God? Fame? Fortune? What is your deepest desire? It seems like a question we'd only get after rubbing a magic lamp. But the truth is, God asks us that question every day. Maybe if you really thought about it you...

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.

God Moments: Prayer

An excerpt on our image of God in prayer, from my new book, God Moments: Unexpected Encounters in the Ordinary.

Mindful Eating

The other day I saw a tease on the front page of the New York Times that pointed to an article about the Buddhist practice of mindful eating, paying attention to each bite you take, meditating on its texture, relishing it, and considering how it got to your table....

Call & Response – Week 7

On mission with Jesus

Three Spiritual Signals: Desires, Feelings, and Challenges

Each day our desires come face to face with challenges, and the mess of feelings in the middle doesn’t make the spiritual life any easier. Yet these three things are important to pay attention to.

A Lenten Challenge from Buddhism

Buddhism’s Lenten challenge for us.

The Path to a Happy Life

God wants us to have a happy life. But how? It’s not power, honour or riches that lead us there, but a strange and paradoxical path.

Loving Mercy

A new reflection series for the Year of Mercy.

God, you love me

Why can it be hard to receive God’s love? Or another human’s? Perhaps it’s not about saying I love you in return.

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)