Prayer Resources

What is Death?

When Data asks Captain Picard about death, Picard finds himself in a sort of meditation Ignatius would be proud of.

Mindful Eating

The other day I saw a tease on the front page of the New York Times that pointed to an article about the Buddhist practice of mindful eating, paying attention to each bite you take, meditating on its texture, relishing it, and considering how it got to your table....

What Matters?

It’s a simple question that can help us uncover a more meaningful Christian life.

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.

Why Don’t We Wash Others’ Feet?

Foot washing for us can mean moments not just of humble service but of humble dirty work.

This Lent, “Keep it 100”

Are your Lenten practices 100% authentic?

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

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

Cultivate Your Faith: Apostolic Zeal

Our call is to collaborate with God in the work of the kingdom. This is the final talk in the series Cultivate Your Faith.

Everyday Imagination

Dream what God has in store for you. The Exercises call us to engage our imagination as we step into a deeper relationship with God.

Relishing the Moment

Ignatius says to relish moments in prayer, but we must also dwell in the God moments we experience outside of formal prayer.

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)