Prayer Resources

Imaginative Prayer for Children

How do we introduce Ignatian spirituality to children? I speak with Jared Boyd, author of Imaginative Prayer: A Yearlong Guide for Your Child’s Spiritual Formation. Oh, and there’s a guided meditation at the end.

Decisions are Difficult

We’re not always good at making decisions, but here are some God-centred methods that can help.

Imagine Advent – 3rd Sunday

Pray with this Sunday’s gospel reading using your imagination.

Purple Rain: 3rd Sunday of Lent

An audio meditation for the Third Sunday of Lent.

Let That Be Enough

How does God work through your life story? Can we allow even “the lightest touch of God’s love” be enough for us?

A New Year's Resolution Purpose

How about a New Year’s purpose instead of a “resolution”? A look at purpose from two perspectives.

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.

Ignatian Spirituality in Marriage, Family, and Relationships

A conversation with Tim Muldoon on how Ignatian principles can be applied to all kinds of relationships.

The Power of Ritual

A new study finds that ritual enhances the flavour of food. In fact, it can enhance many of the moments of life.

First World Problems

I've been rather amused lately by the First World Problems Internet meme. They are complaints only people of privileged circumstances experience. Urban Dictionary says they are "problems from living in a wealthy, industrialized nation that third worlders would...

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)