Prayer Articles

How do we create space for God in our lives?

Reflections from Catholics exploring our relationship with God through prayer.

29 Jan
2015
The Healing Touch

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Walking into St Ignatius Church today, I feel God. I breathe in and smell the polished wood. It makes me think of an ark...

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21 Jan
2015
Counting grains of sand

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The house in Gerroa, on the South Coast of New South Wales, where I was staying in January, is on the edge of paradise....

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19 Jan
2015
All aboard

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I don’t know about you, but every time I hear a Mary MacKillop Mantra, I’m immediately ensconced in her thoughts and how they can...

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11 Jan
2015
New years resolutions

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New Year’s Day is one of my least favourite days. I suppose it’s partly because, as I grow older, I have more and more...

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15 Dec
2014
No room at the inn

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As we prepare to celebrate Christmas, it’s useful to go back and look at the readings about the holy family: A humble family making...

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4 Dec
2014
A Prayer of Thanks

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Too often when I pray, I find myself asking God for something – something as big as a cure for cancer, something as little...

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30 Nov
2014
What’s the Point of Waiting?

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Is there some area of your life in which you are being asked to wait? I’m sitting here in rural Paraguay waiting, waiting for...

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18 Nov
2014
To God With Love

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In my bedside table drawer is a collection of prayer journals amassed over many years and filled with reflections during prayer and with dialogue...

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14 Nov
2014
A Rose Garden in San Salvador

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In the former Jesuit residence of the El Salvador Jesuit University there is a rose garden with eight bushes. They flower for Elba and...

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6 Nov
2014
Psalms: The Great Songbook

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The 150 songs we call the Psalms (meaning accompanied songs) and which in Hebrew are called Tehillim (praises) have an enduring voice. One way...

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30 Oct
2014
Switching on to God

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Religious sisters, brothers and priests continue to bring gifts of reflection and pause to the church in a digital world besieged by distraction and...

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26 Oct
2014
Using my religion

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Coming to know God takes time; forming your faith is a journey upon which you encounter many influential people. Who are these characters? What...

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