Prayer Resources

The Little Details

Detail in life is oft overlooked but isn’t it the tiny things that make things whole? Awareness is the key to unlocking the gifts of Ignatian spirituality.

Three Spiritual Signals: Desires, Feelings, and Challenges

Each day our desires come face to face with challenges, and the mess of feelings in the middle doesn’t make the spiritual life any easier. Yet these three things are important to pay attention to.

Being Christian: A Christian Disposition

How do we go about having a Christian disposition? The Enneagram is a helpful tool in becoming our best selves in God.

Liturgy & The Spiritual Exercises

Italian-born priest Fr Romano Guardini felt the Spiritual Exercises had an anti-liturgical bias. Indeed, Jesuits have been seen as anti-liturgical, or at least careless about the liturgy. In truth, the treasury of the Society of Jesus holds the liturgy with great...

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.

Pope Francis on Encounter

A call to human and divine encounter. Also, details on a special offer for Pope Francis’ new book.

Uncovering the Movement of God

How do I hear God’s voice? How do I know what God wants me to do?

What is Spiritual Direction?

Becky Eldredge shares her first experience of spiritual direction and a “busy person’s retreat”.

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...

Agere Contra

Saint Ignatius knew our human tendencies well. He was a lover of the world and fell easily into lust and vanity. The pulls he felt toward such things he called the "evil spirit". We can tend to stick with what's comfortable and known. This autopilot can get us into...

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)