Prayer Articles

How do we create space for God in our lives?

Reflections from Catholics exploring our relationship with God through prayer.

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...

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10 Jan
2024
Accompanied by The Word

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Scripture always offers new perspectives and things to learn. The art of accompaniment teaches us to remove our sandals before the sacred ground of...

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3 Jan
2024
Prayer as relationship

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We are sustained in the busyness of our lives when we develop a personal relationship with God. I must have been about 13. This...

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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...

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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...

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13 Dec
2023
Bringing prayer into shape

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Our prayer lives should not be static but nurtured through study and encounter with God. I am no good at languages. When I have travelled...

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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...

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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...

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19 Nov
2023
Stay in the present

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Golf offers a perfect metaphor of life with God. The beauty of golf stems from the fact that success, as well as failure, comes...

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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...

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6 Nov
2023
Space for each other

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There is an unusual quality to the silence of true listening. Even as it fills spaces, it allows for thoughts and speech. It is...

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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...

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