Prayer Articles

How do we create space for God in our lives?

Reflections from Catholics exploring our relationship with God through prayer.

6 Jul
2020
To go deeper into the spirit

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Our faith calls us to be different – to truly match good works with a belief in the work of the Spirit within us. As...

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30 Jun
2020
Praying for families

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This year many families are doing it hard. Refugee families struggle to live day by day. Others are continually anxious about a roof over their...

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23 Jun
2020
Filling in the outline

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Classic texts speak to us from throughout the ages, sharing pain, sorrow and joy. They remind us we’re not alone. When I began my Arts...

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16 Jun
2020
Reflecting on this Refugee Week

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This year Refugee Week has been swallowed by the disruption caused by COVID-19, and by the fracturing of society in the United States. In a...

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9 Jun
2020
The searching heart

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Meaningful relationships with God rely on us going to where God is and placing ourselves in his loving presence. ‘Deep calls to deep in theroar...

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2 Jun
2020
A sermon in bronze

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The juxtaposition of the bronze statue ‘Homeless Jesus’ outside the elegant chapel at Newman College, Melbourne University, is a call of faith. The sculptures of...

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27 May
2020
Praying for those who suffer

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In Pope Francis’ intention for June: The way of the heart, we pray that all those who suffer may find their way in life, allowing...

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20 May
2020
The winter of our positive intent

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The darkness and bleakness of winter is no match for our belief in the healing love of God. Winter time the season when we learn...

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12 May
2020
Looking outward

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There is great power in many voices united in prayer. Such unity is a window open to the world. In his Lenten message (2015) Pope...

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5 May
2020
Put out into the deep*

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We need to develop a deep understanding and appreciation of what is important, rather than living life on the surface. During the 35th General Congregation...

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29 Apr
2020
Praying for deacons

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When Pope Francis prays this May that deacons may be an invigorating symbol for the Church, he may be focusing on what in a healthy...

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21 Apr
2020
Prayer rite: The invitation of May Day

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Hymns, readings, reflection and prayers of petition for 1 May. Hymns: Come to Set Us Free, Bernadette Farrell; A New Heart for a New World,...

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13 Apr
2020
Praying for freedom from addiction

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Pope Francis’ Intention for April is Freedom from Addiction. This prayer encompasses all of us. When we hear of addicts we usually think of other...

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8 Apr
2020
Our lives after coronavirus

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For most of us the last two weeks have been like living in a washing machine on spin rinse.  The speed of change has been...

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29 Mar
2020
With Jesus in the Desert: A retreat for a time of isolation

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This retreat has been prepared by the staff of Jesuit Communications for the use of people who have to isolate themselves for 14 days during...

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