Prayer Articles

by Andrew Hamilton

Fr Andrew Hamilton SJ is an editorial consultant at Jesuit Communications

17 Jan
2024
Messing about

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The Scriptures are full of people who understand that lives are complicated. I imagine there are people who give themselves 10 marks out of 10...

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27 Dec
2023
Diversity’s blessings

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When it comes to the prayer life of Catholics it’s not a case of one size fits all. When we discover something that has changed...

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17 Dec
2023
The hope of Christmas

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Christmas offers us a promise of life will come through, and asks us if we shall hang in to give life a chance. Christmas Day...

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5 Dec
2023
Warp and weft of human rights

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Human rights are not merely individual but sewn into the social fabric. The last months of this year have been marked by disputes about human...

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29 Nov
2023
People like us

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In praying for persons with disabilities in December, Pope Francis is asking that we are given the gift of sight to recognise the full potential...

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15 Nov
2023
Welcome all

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Reaching out to the excluded does not weaken our faith or moral values, rather it shows our commitment to Christ’s way. Anniversaries that touch on...

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29 Oct
2023
The Pope of accompaniment

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In November’s prayer intention, Pope Francis asks us to pray for him as he accompanies Catholics on their journey to Christ. No one who follows...

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22 Oct
2023
Talk, pray, love

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At heart the Synod on Synodality is an invitation to trust and build a Church that is inclusive and mission focused. If you are a...

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27 Sep
2023
Listen and pray

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As the Church comes together for the Synod, Pope Francis asks we adopt listening and dialogue as a lifestyle at every level. Pope Francis asks...

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20 Sep
2023
Freedom to live

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The World Day of Migrants and Refugees demands of us that we respect the dignity of all who seek our protection. Each year the World...

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3 Sep
2023
Place of possibility

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Pope Francis’ prayer intention for people living on the margins this September is for all peoples who may feel overlooked or undervalued. When Pope Francis...

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26 Aug
2023
Choose justice and healing

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May this new engagement with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples not be broken off. The Catholic Bishops Justice Statement appears each year on Social...

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