Prayer Resources

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.

Examen – Week 3

Prayer through reflection; what our feelings tell us

Purple Rain: 2nd Sunday of Lent

An audio meditation for the Second Sunday of Lent.

Pick Up Your Mat! (And Walk) – An Imaginative Meditation

What is keeping you paralysed? Put yourself in Jesus’ hands in this healing audio meditation.

Sin – Week 9

The personal and cosmic effects of sin; God’s mercy

Opting for the Poor

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

The Secret, Revealed

What is this “secret” St Paul says God has revealed to all peoples? Tapping into it can be by way of Ignatian spirituality.

Being, Not Achieving: A Taoist Guide to Ignatian Indifference

Are your efforts to create a prayer routine a failure? The Taoist concept of Wu wei may give some relief.

Apostleship: More than Discipleship

Being a Disciple is the first stage in the Christian life, but Christ is calling us to a deeper role: being an Apostle, one who is sent.

Giving up Catholicism for Lent?

Last Lent you may have seen Stephen Colbert's bit on Ash Wednesday (see the video at the bottom). The broadcast opens on Colbert with ashes on his forehead. "The ash on my forehead is a Christian symbol of sacrifice, penance, and mortality," he began. "It's basically...

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)