Prayer Articles

How do we create space for God in our lives?

Reflections from Catholics exploring our relationship with God through prayer.

14 Feb
2024
I say yes, my Lord

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Mary’s unswerving faith, humility, and love serve as an inspiration for us all in how we should respond to God. In 1989, Donna Peña a...

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10 Feb
2024
Feeding community

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Never underestimate the power of cake and sandwiches to bring people together. The introduction to the story of Abigail in the Bible is an interesting...

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6 Feb
2024
Time of preparation

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Lent is a time of preparation. It asks us through prayer, reflection and penance to deepen our understanding of the Gospel and its riches. Ash...

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31 Jan
2024
On the path of respect

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The Apology to the Stolen Generations was a pledge of respect towards Australia’s First Nations peoples. This year all aspects of the relationship between Indigenous...

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24 Jan
2024
Praying for the terminally ill

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Pope Francis asks that in February we pray that those with a terminal illness, and their families, receive the necessary physical and spiritual care and...

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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 10...

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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 the...

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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 became...

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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 changed...

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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 Day...

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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 overseas,...

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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 human...

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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 potential...

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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 from...

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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 on...

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