Prayer Articles

How do we create space for God in our lives?

Reflections from Catholics exploring our relationship with God through prayer.

21 Oct
2020
November’s two important feasts

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November begins with two important feast days –All Saints Day on 1 November and All Souls Day on 2 November.  Pope Francis has said that...

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13 Oct
2020
A school of discernment

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Learning discernment is learning to live with a basic sense of peace. The good spirit brings peace, while the evil spirit disturbs. A journey into...

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6 Oct
2020
Change of attitude needed

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Poverty is not something ‘out there’ but something that brushes up against our families and in our states. It is easy to think about poverty...

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27 Sep
2020
The meaning of Baptism

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Pope Francis’ prayer intention for October is for the laity’s mission in the Church – specifically we pray that by the virtue of baptism, the...

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22 Sep
2020
An aged perspective

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The Day for Older Persons reminds us above all that older persons are persons, not economic costs. Their life has been a gift and it...

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16 Sep
2020
My perfect compass

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Discerning the better path requires nuance and skill. St Ignatius, through his teaching on discernment, offers us a way to develop the necessary skills. Life...

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8 Sep
2020
The air that we breathe

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In spring we deepen our association with the element of air, and of wind, and its invitation to open ourselves to a God who flows...

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30 Aug
2020
Praying for ourselves and our planet

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Pope Francis’ September prayer intention, that the planet’s resources will not be plundered, but shared in a just and respectful manner, sums up his ongoing...

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25 Aug
2020
Think hard, live well

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Thinking – really thinking – requires commitment, but the rewards are there for those who are prepared to put in the hard work. Homework for...

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19 Aug
2020
Dancing to God’s beat

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God is the perfect dance partner if we learn to listen to him and follow his lead. Over the 17 years I have been writing...

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12 Aug
2020
Growing better societies

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When disaster threatens societies face a choice – withdraw into themselves or embrace humanitarism. Where there are disasters, disruption and conflict, people will always come...

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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 sea,...

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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  Psalm:...

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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 Places....

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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. Dear...

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