Prayer is awakening to the presence of God in our lives. In prayer, we enter into an on-going conversation with God. And from the perspective of our Christian tradition, we grow in the experience of the Mystery of the Trinity. We come to trust that God will hear our prayer and respond.
Samples of Prayer Types
- Pray All Ways by Edward Hays (Ave Maria Press, 1981, 2007)
A new edition of a pioneering book on prayer with a unique interpretation of the biblical command to "pray always." It contains a new introduction and beautifully designed text for reflective reading and prayer. Each chapter includes ways to pray as well as Hay's own original creative prayers.
- Prayers for the Domestic Church by Edward Hays (Ave Maria Press, 1979, 2007)
An exploration of the sacredness of the home in a way the author hopes can once again make our communal churches centers of grace and peace that whirl outward.
- When in Doubt, Sing: Prayer in Daily Life by Jane Redmont (Ave Maria Press 2008)
Drawing on her own prayer life as well as the prayer experiences of friends and strangers, Jane Redmont offers a practical compilation of prayer types to enliven any reader's spiritual practice. The volume is a wide-ranging and substantive introduction to prayer and the life of prayer from a Christian theologian whose warm, thoughtful voice will endear her to a diverse audience of believers and spiritual seekers. The book is a compendium of prayer types (such as centering prayer, praying with icons, and lectio divina) and a warmly personal guide to enlivening your spiritual life.
- Collaborative Ministry Online is a ministry of the Collaborative Ministry Office at Creighton University. It provides a collection of prayers, reflections and links to additional resources.
- Sacred Space is a daily online prayer site and a ministry of the Irish Jesuits. The site originated in the offices of the Jesuit Communication Centre in Ireland in 1999.
- Pray As You Go is a daily prayer session, designed to go wherever you go, to help you pray whenever you find time, but particularly while travelling to and from work, study, etc. A new prayer session is produced every day of the working week and one session for the weekend. It is not a 'Thought for the Day,' or a sermon or a bible-study, but rather a framework for your own prayer.
Consider the many opportunities available in parishes, small Christian communities, and local religious communities. Please share your thoughts on prayer retreats and sources for prayer with us.