Prayer Articles

How do we create space for God in our lives?

Reflections from Catholics exploring our relationship with God through prayer.

5 Aug
2020
Praying for those connected to the sea

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Pope Francis’ Prayer Intentions for August is for The Maritime World. We are asked to pray for all those who work and live from the...

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27 Jul
2020
Prayer rite to celebrate St Mary of the Cross MacKillop

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On 8 August we celebrate the feast day of Australia’s first saint – St Mary of the Cross MacKillop. Readings: First reading: Habakkuk 1:12-2:4 ...

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20 Jul
2020
Friendship and resilience

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In future 2020 will be remembered by many different names. In Australia, one of them could well be the Year of Hard Times and...

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14 Jul
2020
Digging into enough

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Being appreciative and grateful for the things we do have is one of the most important things we can learn from the current pandemic....

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6 Jul
2020
To go deeper into the spirit

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Our faith calls us to be different – to truly match good works with a belief in the work of the Spirit within us....

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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...

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23 Jun
2020
Filling in the outline

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Classic texts speak to us from throughout the ages, sharing pain, sorrow and joy. They remind us we’re not alone. When I began my...

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16 Jun
2020
Reflecting on this Refugee Week

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This year Refugee Week has been swallowed by the disruption caused by COVID-19, and by the fracturing of society in the United States. In...

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9 Jun
2020
The searching heart

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Meaningful relationships with God rely on us going to where God is and placing ourselves in his loving presence. ‘Deep calls to deep in...

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2 Jun
2020
A sermon in bronze

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The juxtaposition of the bronze statue ‘Homeless Jesus’ outside the elegant chapel at Newman College, Melbourne University, is a call of faith. The sculptures...

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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,...

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20 May
2020
The winter of our positive intent

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The darkness and bleakness of winter is no match for our belief in the healing love of God. Winter time the season when we...

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