Prayer Articles

by Andrew Hamilton

Fr Andrew Hamilton SJ is an editorial consultant at Jesuit Communications

13 Apr
2021
Relearning the lessons of Anzac Day

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We need to turn away from the chauvinistic view of Anzac Day as a celebration of self-attributed ‘Australian values’. This year Anzac Day falls at...

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26 Mar
2021
Praying for love and justice

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Easter is the ideal time to pray for fundamental rights – Pope Francis’ prayer intention for April. While Good Friday was given over to expediency...

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16 Mar
2021
How do we value humanity?

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As we move toward Holy Week, we consider Jesus’ brief confinement in Jerusalem before his trial on Good Friday, and the parallels this has for...

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9 Feb
2021
A small change with big significance

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An instruction, because of coronavirus, to sprinkle ash on our heads brings home the point of the ritual of Ash Wednesday. During the last year...

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11 Jan
2021
A day for reflection

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Australia Day is a day in which we can come together and marvel at this first meeting of cultures and at the richness of each....

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17 Nov
2020
Dance of inclusion and exclusion

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Social Inclusion Week is a good time to reflect on how and why we include and exclude others, and the lasting effects of exclusion and...

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10 Nov
2020
In praise of tolerance

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It may seem to be rather faint praise, but we should celebrate tolerance, be grateful for it as a gift, and pray for the even...

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27 Oct
2020
For good, not ill

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Pope Francis’ prayer intention for November is that artificial intelligence and robotics be a blessing for humankind, rather than a curse. When many of us...

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22 Sep
2020
An aged perspective

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The Day for Older Persons reminds us above all that older persons are persons, not economic costs. Their life has been a gift and it...

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30 Jun
2020
Praying for families

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This year many families are doing it hard. Refugee families struggle to live day by day. Others are continually anxious about a roof over their...

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27 May
2020
Praying for those who suffer

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In Pope Francis’ intention for June: The way of the heart, we pray that all those who suffer may find their way in life, allowing...

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29 Apr
2020
Praying for deacons

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When Pope Francis prays this May that deacons may be an invigorating symbol for the Church, he may be focusing on what in a healthy...

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