Helping your parish learn to pray
Filed under Adult Faith Formation on October 10, 2012
Rejoice always. Pray without ceasing. In all circumstances give thanks, for this is the will of God for you in Christ Jesus.
(I Thess 5:16-18)
Where does prayer come from? Whether prayer is expressed in words or gestures, it is the whole man who prays. But in naming the source of prayer, Scripture speaks sometimes of the soul or the spirit, but most often of the heart (more than a thousand times). According to Scripture, it is the heart that prays. If our heart is far from God, the words of prayer are in vain. (Catechism of the Catholic Church, 2562)
Divine Office.org, for music and audio versions of the daily Office of Readings — the daily prayer of the Church
Pray-as-you-go is a daily prayer session, designed for use on portable MP3 players, to help you pray whilst travelling to and from work, study, etc. Produced by Jesuit Media Initiatives, with material written by a number of British Jesuits and other experts in the spirituality of St Ignatius of Loyola.
3-minute Daily Online Retreat, from LoyolaPress.com
The Basic Book of Catholic Prayer: How to Pray and Why, by Lawrence G. Lovasik
A Prayer Book for Catholic Families, edited by Christopher Anderson
For additional book recommendations, visit the Prayer page in our Catholic Literature section.
(This section is currently under construction.)
Top 100 Catholic speakers, from Brandon Vogt.com
Catechism of the Catholic Church on Prayer
Apostleship of Prayer
Common Catholic Prayers, Catholic Answers
How to Pray the Rosary
Pray More Novenas.com
Prayer for Beginners
Prayer for the Poor, Catholic Relief Services
Turning to God’s Word