Prayer Resources

The Spiritual Exercises of St Francis Borgia

Ignatius was not the only Jesuit who wrote spiritual exercises.

Opting for the Poor

Some practical ways to witness to God’s love and opt for the poor.

Purple Rain: 2nd Sunday of Lent

An audio meditation for the Second Sunday of Lent.

Another Story from the Bar

An experience at a speakeasy put me in touch with the spirituality of the senses, all five of them.

Imagine Advent

Pray with the Advent gospel readings using your imagination.

A 21st Century Incarnation

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

Inculturation: Can accommodation effectively evangelise?

Inculturation Throughout the history of Jesuit missionary work we find evidence of our modern term “inculturation”, otherwise known as “accommodation”. This concept not only helps missionaries meet indigenous peoples where they are with all their traditions, rituals,...

Spiritual Relish

Saint Ignatius gives pray-ers a tip for gaining “spiritual relish”. Perhaps it can be considered a condiment for your prayer. Spread it thick!

The Penance of Noticing

This Lent, try finding the ascetical practices in your life that already happen every day.

The Prayer of "Yay!"

There’s a music minister at my church who loves to say “Yay!” after singing. Something as simple as a proclamation of “yay” not only reminds us that joys can be found in our life, but it reminds us that expression to God can be as simple as one word.

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)