Prayer Resources

Loving Mercy

A new reflection series for the Year of Mercy.

The Sacrament of the Present Moment

Finding the present moment through a typewriter.

Ignatian Spirituality and Memory

It is human nature to engage memory in bettering ourselves. Memory is an integral part of Ignatian spirituality and a primary way God speaks to us.

Remember the Magic

Why did I choose this path? What brought me here? Sometimes we need to be reminded of why we are where we are.

Inception Prayer

Like dreams in the movie Inception, imaginative prayer can let us make real things hidden in the subsconcious by taking us to a “fantasy” place. Such meditations are not an escape from reality but rather a way to get more in touch with God by processing and revealing stuff about our feelings and experiences.

Discerning Authentic Reverence

Ignatius says reverence is part of our purpose in God. But is reverence about how you dress in church or your posture in prayer? Yes and no.

Building a Prayer Habit

Most of us want to commit to daily prayer, but many find it hard to maintain it as a habit. Here are some things to consider if it’s a challenge for you.

I'm Just Experimenting

Experimenting is a good thing in the spiritual life, indeed in all of life.

The Greatest Gifts: An Ignatian Journey Through Advent

What are we going to get God for Christmas? Let’s explore the four gifts of Advent, their Ignatian connections, and how they become gifts for God.

Vows vs Promises

How are vows different from promises and what makes them more sacred? Ignatius says only a little bit.

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)