Prayer Articles

How do we create space for God in our lives?

Reflections from Catholics exploring our relationship with God through prayer.

20 Apr
2015
God’s humanity

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Sitting in church after reconciliation I was struck by the two sides of God, human and divine. The divinity of God is such an...

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14 Apr
2015
‘Proving’ God’s existence

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I recently received an email from a gentleman asking if I could spare five minutes to answer his question: Are you certain that God...

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9 Apr
2015
Moving on from Good Friday ‘sorry time’

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This article was first published in Province Express and is used with permission Some years ago when I was visiting a remote Aboriginal community,...

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4 Apr
2015
Happy fault | On addiction

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At every Easter I can recall, the Exsultet has always captured my attention. That one line specifically “O, happy fault” would constantly turn in...

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26 Mar
2015
Lorenzo’s prayer

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As a teacher in an all boys’ boarding school in tropical far north Queensland. This lent has been somewhat different to all the other...

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18 Mar
2015
Surrender

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I am an amateur gardener. We didn’t really grow anything at home while I was growing up (apart from some ill-fated beans – for...

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13 Mar
2015
In giving we receive

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So, why do we give things up for Lent? Obviously nothing we give up is going to amount to the sacrifice of Our Lord,...

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5 Mar
2015
A lenten oasis

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It’s in the middle of the day and in the evening too that we long to simply sit at the oases of our lives....

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19 Feb
2015
Practicing Piety in Lent

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The opening Gospel reading for Lent always makes me chuckle a little bit: ‘Beware of practicing your piety before others, And whenever you pray,...

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2015
I love the Church, especially in Lent

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I must be mad because I love the Church. But if Nietzsche is right, while there is always some madness in love, there is...

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13 Feb
2015
When music in the liturgy is not so good

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As a musician, I like music in the Catholic liturgy. I prefer weekend mass to have music rather than not. Music moves me in...

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2 Feb
2015
Jesus with an Asian face

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As in Manila, Rome or Kolkata, crossing the road in Kunming, China requires a little courage. Pedestrian crossings are aspirational more than anything else;...

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