Take Time for Daily Prayer
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Loyola Press’s highly popular 3-Minute Retreat is available via newsletter and app for the iPhone® and iPod touch® and the iPad. Each day, a new retreat features soothing music, Scripture verses, and reflective thoughts and questions. Meaningful time with God is always just a touch away.
Daily Meditation & Reflection from Henri Nouwen
Drawn from a wide range of Henri Nouwen’s writing, these short meditations inspire and guide people's mind and heart. Each reflection takes less than a minute to read and yet can set the tone for the day. It is sent via email in the early morning.
are short, meaningful reflections on the following Sunday's lessons and gospel delivered directly to your e-mail box. By Sunday, you'll be ready for an extra meaningful worship experience.
The Divine Office App is an opportunity for you to participate in the recitation of the Liturgy of the Hours, an ancient and meditative collection of psalms, hymns and scripture that represent the public prayer of the Christian community. Also available are three Lite apps: Morning Prayer, Evening Prayer, and Night Prayer.
ordinarily follows the scripture sequence of the Revised Common Lectionary. Longer reflections on the daily scripture readings are presented for Sundays, weekdays and many saints are presented daily. Make a 'Sacred Space' a daily practice, spend ten minutes, praying here and now, at a computer, with the help of on-screen guidance and scripture chosen specially every day. (multiple languages)
June 9, 2018
“Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace.” — Ephesians 6:14-15
Pray for the Gulu, Uganda team as they review referred domestic violence cases. The team took on the first two cases in March as part of a pilot project that will run through 2019. Pray for them to be able to collect all the information they need to make a decision on whether to take on the referred cases, and pray for the survivors and their children as they make difficult decisions about bringing charges against abusive partners.
Please lift up the nation of Guatemala in your prayers today. Last weekend “Fuego” — one of Latin America’s most active volcanos — erupted, resulting in dozens of people dead and hundreds more injured. Pray for the approximately 3,000 residents who have been evacuated and are in temporary shelters. Pray especially for the children who have lost loved ones and are vulnerable to abuse and exploitation. Finally, pray for the survivors of sexual violence we serve and their families, for our team and their families and for our local partners. Pray for peace, health and protection as the air clears out and courts and police return to normal activities.
Please pray for a safe recovery for a 17-year-old girl rescued from sex trafficking last week in a major city. She had been trafficked across the country under the promise of a good job, but was instead sold for sex in a dingy brothel. She was abused by up to nine men a day, in a room of four beds separated by sheets and twine. After police and IJM rescued her, she’s now in a temporary aftercare shelter getting the crisis care she needs. We are hoping to help her return home soon, where she has a one-year-old child. Pray for her physical and emotional recovery, and for strong evidence in the legal case against the brothel manager who exploited her.
Please pray for the IJM Cambodia team as they join with other organizations to train Cambodian police. These trainings enhance local officers’ abilities to recognize and stop human trafficking where it occurs. Pray for a fruitful session that leads to more freedom for victims and justice for those who oppress the weak.
IJM HQ & Global Partners: IJM has partner offices in Australia, Canada, Germany, the Netherlands and the U.K.
Please pray for IJM’s international advancement offices in Canada, Australia, Germany, the U.K. and the Netherlands. Pray for God’s favor, wisdom and creativity as they seek to rally financial resources, advocacy momentum and prayer support for the work of justice in their countries.
The Other 6
Ignatius of Loyola, the 16th-century founder of the Jesuits, devised an “examination of consciousness”—a prayerful review of the day intended to help people recognize where they were finding, or needing to find, God in their lives. Other6 takes the essence of this centuries-old practice of the Examen and adapts it for today’s Internet-driven world by posing two questions: Where have you found God today? and Where do you need to find God today?
The Society of Saint John the Evangelist is a monastic community of The Episcopal Church & The Anglican Church of Canada. Their site is a treasure trove of spiritual "tips 'n hints" .
How can I find God when I can barely keep track of my keys?
How will I make time for a spiritual life when my schedule is overflowing?
Welcome to Enter the Bible
Here you’ll find a wealth of resources to help you grow in your faith, add depth to your Bible studies and truly discover the people, places and events of the Bible. Think of Enter the Bible as your guide, a helpful reference tool to accompany you in your reading of the Bible.
Visit often! We hope you Enter the Bible every time you open the Word.
The Psalms are wonderful prayers that can be used to communicate to God our desires, and for God to communicate in return. Using the guidance of voice, relax your body and mind and open your soul in prayer.
Upper Room Daily Reflections
Each Daily Reflection includes a quote from an Upper Room book or magazine, scripture reading, and a meditation time with prayer. Sign-up at the website to received Daily Reflections.
Take Time for Personal Prayer
Prayer is a very personal experience of being with God. Each person finds different meaningful ways to pray. Centering Prayer is a style of meditative prayer that many people find significant while others find the long silence boring. The only way you’ll find out if it helps you connect with your deepest spiritual yearnings is to try it.
Maybe you’re not the memorized prayer type of person, nor do you like to be confined to a scripture reading or a devotional book. Not to worry, there are many ways to pray and this one only takes your presence and attention. For those who have plenty of excuses for not praying but genuinely want to know God’s presence, contemplative prayer may be something to try.
Growing in the Life of Prayer & Spiritual Practices
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