Prayer Articles

How do we create space for God in our lives?

Reflections from Catholics exploring our relationship with God through prayer.

25 Mar
2020
A silent prayer

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Silence and peace can be as comforting as a warm embrace. I first came across St Michael’s quiet place, called Mingary, many years ago....

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23 Mar
2020
A season for listening

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Autumn lends itself to deep listening. It is a season to take time out to really hear what is going on. Autumn is a...

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10 Mar
2020
Silence is opportunity

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Silences not an absence but rather a consciousness toward other people or toward God. Have you ever been to the MCG on ANZAC Day...

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3 Mar
2020
Anniversary prompts reflection on our humanity

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When we think of the horrors of war our minds often turn to the nuclear bombs dropped on Nagasaki and Hiroshima. Each of these...

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25 Feb
2020
International Women’s Day prayer rite

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Hymns, readings, reflection and prayers of intercession for International Women’s Day on 8 March. HYMNS: Gather Us In, Marty Haugen; God has Chosen Me,...

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18 Feb
2020
Ash Wednesday is not the final story

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In 2020 it is hard to think of Ash Wednesday (26 February) without also seeing the burned houses and forests and the charred bodies...

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11 Feb
2020
A wait and see God

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Beauty doesn’t come in perfection but with love, time and connection, says Clare Deignan in a letter to her daughters Charlotte and Ella. I...

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3 Feb
2020
Listen to the migrants’ cries

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Pope Francis’ Intention for February is for those caught up in human trafficking: that our migrant brothers and sisters, victims of criminal human smuggling...

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28 Jan
2020
Hospitality among the chaos

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When the fantasy of being an ideal hostess meets the reality of cooking, cleaning and managing a large family. I want to be a...

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16 Jan
2020
Australia Day 2020

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Hymns, readings, reflection and prayers of petition for this year’s Australia Day. Hymns: Gather Your People, Bob Hurd; Jubilee Hymn to the Holy Spirit,...

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14 Jan
2020
Trees, spirituality and all that

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Australia’s devastating bushfires have ensured the importance of trees is now front of mind. We decorate trees for festive occasions; we shelter under them...

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8 Jan
2020
Welcome moves

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The unspoken contract between host and invitee places obligations on both, and where those obligations meet is thanksgiving. As we enter into the festive...

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