Finding that you are too busy to pray-Try the “Pray As You Go” App

Modlitwa w drodze (logo)Modlitwa w drodze (logo)facebook_share_thumbnailIs your commute to work more than ten minutes? Is it difficult to make the time to pray and reflect? Download the App ‘Pray As You Go’ and listen on your iPhone or device and you’ll easily fit prayer and reflection into your day.

www.pray-as-you-go.org/

Pray as you go is a daily prayer session, designed for use on portable MP3 players, to help you pray whenever you find time, but particularly while traveling to and from work, study, etc.

A new prayer session is produced every day of the working week and one session for the weekend.  It is not a ‘Thought for the Day’, a sermon or a bible-study, but rather a framework for your own prayer.

Lasting between ten and thirteen minutes, it combines music, scripture and some questions for reflection.

Our aim is to help you to:

  • become more aware of God’s presence in your life
  • listen to and reflect on God’s word
  • grow in your relationship with God

It is produced by Jesuit Media Initiatives, with material written by a number of Jesuits, both in Britain and further afield, and other experts in the spirituality of St Ignatius of Loyola. Although the content is different every day, it keeps to the same basic format.

Pray As You Go App

Pray As You Go App!

Women of the Well-St John the Baptist-Essex, MA

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Women of the Well

 A gathering of women — usually from 8 to 12 in number — who meet each Saturday morning at St. John the Baptist Parish Hall from 7:30 AM to approximately 9:00 AM.  “Leadership” rotates among the women as they choose and they are free to select their own topic and begin the sharing with their personal reflection.  There is no cross-talk, giving of advice or interruptions of anyone who has chosen to speak.  Confidentiality is honored and a safe and welcoming atmosphere is paramount.  We welcome any and all women — of whatever faith or spiritual practice — who may be interested in sharing their faith journey with us. Would love to have you. Please join us!

 

Meet the Jesuit chaplain who prays for Congress. He could use your help.

CELTIC BENEDICTION

CELTIC BENEDICTION
MORNING AND NIGHT PRAYERS
BY J PHILIP NEWELL

For those who appreciate Celtic spirituality, this slim book ” is an illuminated collection of newly written daily prayers that draws on the rich stream of devotion flowing deep in the Celtic tradition.”   A beautiful way to begin and end each day remembering the goodness and gifts of our God.

Celtic Benediction: Prayers for Morning and Evening   -     By: J. Philip Newell

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Listening to the heartbeat: God’s, ours and the world’s

Often in the Garden of Oneness here in rural Zambia, we take moments of silence to honor the core of our being by placing our hand on our heart to feel our heartbeat and to be aware that the Heart of God is beating inside us. It is the same heart that beats in all creation: beings of land, sea and sky.

How often have I seen a twinkle in the eyes of people when we share that we are made of God, to know we are Holy Ground and are beloved of God! On one occasion, when we were practicing stillness together, a woman reflected, “How come we often use too many words when we pray, and how lovely it is to be in stillness together.” Continue Reading Here

 

A United State

African-American and white men embrace after taking part in a prayer circle July 10 following a Black Lives Matter protest in Dallas. Theologians and justice advocates have called upon the church to better address racism as a life issue and see it as an “intrinsic evil.” (CNS photo/Carlo Allegri, Reuters)

At the end of 2016, the nation continues to grapple with police violence toward unarmed black men, unprovoked attacks on police officers, the threat of mass deportations and the re-emergence of white nationalism as a political force. Tensions are high across the country, but many Americans, the U.S. bishops included, are eager to work against racial injustice and inequality and toward healing and reconciliation.
Continue Reading Click Here

Women of the Well-St John the Baptist-Essex, MA

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Women of the Well

 A gathering of women — usually from 8 to 12 in number — who meet each Saturday morning at St. John the Baptist Parish Hall from 7:30 AM to approximately 9:00 AM.  “Leadership” rotates among the women as they choose and they are free to select their own topic and begin the sharing with their personal reflection.  There is no cross-talk, giving of advice or interruptions of anyone who has chosen to speak.  Confidentiality is honored and a safe and welcoming atmosphere is paramount.  We welcome any and all women — of whatever faith or spiritual practice — who may be interested in sharing their faith journey with us. Would love to have you. Please join us!

Richard Rohr’s Daily Meditation Summary-11/20-11/25 The Perennial Tradition

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The Perennial Tradition

Summary: Sunday, November 20-Friday, November 25, 2016

The Perennial Tradition recognizes there is a Divine Reality underneath and inherent in the world of things; there is in the human soul a natural capacity, similarity, and longing for this Divine Reality; the final goal of existence is union with this Divine Reality. (Sunday)

Jesus didn’t come to create a new or exclusive religion. He came to reform and reinvigorate the very meaning of all religion—and ground it in human nature and creation itself—which is universal. (Monday)

If it is the truth, it is true all the time and everywhere, and sincere lovers of truth will take it wherever it comes from. If it is true, it is common domain, and “there for the mind to see in the things that God has made” (Romans 1:20). (Tuesday)

What we seek is what we are, which is exactly why Jesus says that we will find it (see Matthew 7:7-8). God is never an object to be found or possessed as we find other objects, but the One who shares our own deepest subjectivity—or our “self.” (Wednesday)

“There is one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God who is Father of all, over all, through all, and within all, and each one of us has been given our own share of grace.” —Ephesians 4:5-7 (Thursday)

“The love of God creates in us such a oneing that when it is truly seen, no person can separate themselves from another person. . . . In the sight of God all humans are oned, and one person is all people and all people are in one person.” —Julian of Norwich (Friday)

Practice: Giving Thanks
Many cultures and religions have a beautiful tradition of saying a prayer before or after a meal, expressing gratitude and asking for blessing. If we are accustomed to praying over our food, it may become a rote, almost thoughtless gesture. Yet it is another opportunity to intentionally open ourselves to receive and participate in Love. The food is already blessed simply by its existence. God doesn’t require our words of thanks. But it does us good to “say grace,” to verbally acknowledge the giving of life—plant and animal—for our sustenance.
If you have a practice of saying grace, bring greater awareness and presence to it. Find or create a prayer to voice your gratitude. This Hindu blessing, from the Bhagavad Gita, is said before meals:
This ritual is One. The food is One. We who offer the food are One. The fire of hunger is also One. All action is One. We who understand this are One.

Indeed, it is all One in the immense and undiscriminating Love that is God.

Gateway to Silence:
All truth is one.