Prayer Resources

Confession, Vulnerability, and Healing

You may often hear Christians use the word confession. “Oh, I have to go to confession.” “Let us make a confession of faith.” “Can I make a confession?” It’s something we do, yet don’t do. Confession can mean many things. We can confess our sins. We can confess our...

"Doing" for a Cause

You know those walks or runs for a cause like the Walk for Hunger or the breast cancer walk? Can’t we just ask for money? Why walk?

How can I trust that I’m not ‘making up’ my prayer experience?

When we pray using our imagination we might worry that the content of our prayer is not of God, but of our own makings. Here are a few ways you can discern the “voice” in your prayer.

Colloquy – Week 5

Conversation with Jesus

Who Am I? – A New Meditation

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

5 Ways to Find God in All Things

Finding God in all things is hard! Here are five ways to become more aware of God’s presence.

Liturgy & The Spiritual Exercises

Italian-born priest Fr Romano Guardini felt the Spiritual Exercises had an anti-liturgical bias. Indeed, Jesuits have been seen as anti-liturgical, or at least careless about the liturgy. In truth, the treasury of the Society of Jesus holds the liturgy with great...

This Lent, “Keep it 100”

Are your Lenten practices 100% authentic?

Purple Rain: 1st Sunday of Lent

An audio meditation for the First Sunday of Lent.

White As Snow

God, cleanse me, and I shall be made whiter than snow.

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)