Prayer Resources

Purple Rain: 4th Sunday of Lent

An audio meditation for the Fourth Sunday of Lent.

Lenten Practices

Lent is always a funny time. For some it becomes a kind of second-chance for new year's resolutions. For others it's a chance to give up sweets or set a goal to lose weight or exercise more. One of my friends is giving up Facebook, a popular Lenten practice. But what...

Beyond Catechesis

Fostering a deeper adult faith and broadening our understanding of prayer.

The Spiritual Exercises of St Francis Borgia

Ignatius was not the only Jesuit who wrote spiritual exercises.

Take, Lord, my understanding

Life is far from understandable. So how can we find some solace when we find ourselves, once again, saying “I don’t understand!”? Saint Ignatius says we must not surrender just our wills to God but also our understanding.

"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?

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

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

Love – Week 10

Contemplation on the Love of God; God’s unceasing giving and gifting

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.

Going Through the Motions

Sometimes going through the motions of a ritual can draw us back to God, especially in times of dryness.

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)