Prayer Resources

Pointing Mercy Inward

This Year of Mercy it’s worth being merciful to ourselves.


“Courage!” Jesus says. This single word, rooted in the inner strength of the heart (cor), can motivate us to carry on into a deeper life with God.

Prayer of the Senses

Guidance on centring prayer using the senses of touch, hearing, and seeing.

Freedom & Foundation – Week 1

Oriented toward God; preparing for prayer

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.

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.

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.

Uncovering the Movement of God

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

Purple Rain: 2nd Sunday of Lent

An audio meditation for the Second Sunday of Lent.

Cultivate Your Faith: Prayer

What does it mean to pray well? This is the first of three talks from a series on cultivating your faith.

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 (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


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 (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)