Prayer Articles

How do we create space for God in our lives?

Reflections from Catholics exploring our relationship with God through prayer.

10 May
2017
Joy in a World of Grey

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The world is full of bad news. Trump’s policies of hate; Brexit’s divisiveness in the UK, the reduction of the rights of vulnerable women in...

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26 Apr
2017
My Pet Loves and Hates

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Whenever I hear the fireworks, I don’t think of celebration, for it sounds like someone’s bombing the hell out of us, and I think of...

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21 Apr
2017
Easter and ANZAC Day

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The transition from Easter to ANZAC Day in Australia can be a strange one for Christians. This year, we have just gone from the terrible...

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13 Apr
2017
Overflowing

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At the start of Autumn, we received our long-awaited rains. As has happened in other parts of Australia over recent weeks, the rain was too...

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6 Apr
2017
Easter Reflection: Look for beating angel wings

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Angels today are usually seen as cuddly. They belong on wedding cakes, Christmas cards and play harps on clouds. At Jesus’ time they were serious....

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22 Mar
2017
Lent and pilgrimage

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Lent is a time of preparation. It should not be all gloomy but rather a time to reach out for God in new ways. In...

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19 Mar
2017
The Gift of Happiness

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The International Day of Happiness is a quirky celebration.  Most international days celebrate groups of people – women, children, journalists, refugees etc. Or they point...

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7 Mar
2017
Be bold for change

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Have you ever watched the morning sunrise only to realise that it is not rising at all, but the earth is moving under the sun?...

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4 Mar
2017
Opening Our Hearts to God

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This week we celebrated Ash Wednesday and the beginning of Lent. The ashes Catholics receive on Ash Wednesday remind us of our humanity and mortality....

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18 Feb
2017
Sundays in the City

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I’ve been attending church a lot lately, but it’s what happens after that has been changing me. In church I don’t put much in the...

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9 Feb
2017
A light rises in the darkness for the upright

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The response to this week’s psalm is ‘A light rises in the darkness for the upright’. Listening to the media and our church leaders in...

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2 Feb
2017
From Cape to Cake

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Pilgrimages in the past were undertaken as a penance and intended to involve great effort and suffering. They are physical journeys with a spiritual intent...

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19 Jan
2017
Celebrating Mass Among the Unwelcome

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A Christmas day celebration at a detention centre provides an insight into the difficult lives of asylum seekers in Australia. We are running late. There...

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12 Jan
2017
Take Lord, Receive

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I lay on the floor for some time. I had slipped on the wet surface, and the excruciating pain in my tail-bone made me suspect...

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8 Jan
2017
Remaining Resolute

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‘Argh! Just ten more minutes!’ It’s 6am, and already I’m in the throes of a heated battle with my alarm clock. My outstretched hand slams...

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