Prayer Resources

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...

Beloved – An Audio Meditation

An audio meditation on your belovedness. You are loved. Period.

Everyday Imagination

Dream what God has in store for you. The Exercises call us to engage our imagination as we step into a deeper relationship with God.

What is a “directed” retreat?

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

Three Lessons for Being Christian

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

Living the Year of Mercy

What is the purpose of the Year of Mercy, which begins today? Here are some ways to live out our God’s universal invitation to mercy and peace.

Teach Us To Pray

Laura prays the Our Father in new words, in her own words.

Interview with Becky Eldredge

Listen to my conversation with Becky Eldredge on the Examen, spiritual direction, and young adults.

Freedom & Foundation – Week 1

Oriented toward God; preparing for prayer

Open up!

A couple Sundays ago I went with a friend to her non-denominational church. They always have great music and good sermons. Before the pastor began to preach, a lady went to the podium to talk about the community's 40-day Lenten series that has been underway. She began...

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)