There are a thousand ways to find yourself in prayer. It would be impossible to list every possible way to praise and lament but here are a few that I’ve cherished over the years.
Pray-As-You-Go is a daily prayer session curated by some lovely Jesuits from Britain and further afield who are sometimes helped by other lovers of the spirituality
of St Ignatius . It is a downloadable app both for Android and iPhones and website that leads you through music, silence and meditation on holy scripture.
Published by the United Church of Christ and sent to your inbox every morning, the Stillspeaking Daily Devotional follows daily lectionary readings to seek insight, wonder and delight with God.
Written for the season of Lent, Writing to God: 40 Days of Praying with My Pen by Rachel Hackenberg invites those weary with words to pick up their pens and find a new vocabulary for their prayers. There are daily prompts from scripture to inspire.
This is the ultimate gift for those that can’t find words to pray. Sybil MacBeth leads the way with a step-by-step guide, a little theological reflection and a whole lot of freedom to share our stories with God in Praying in Color: Drawing a New Path to God. Once you practice a bit, this simple prayer practice can be carried into any place you can carry a box of crayons.
Common Prayer: A Liturgy for Ordinary Radical easily fits in your pocket and offers a reprieve for each holy season. The structured liturgy of the original Book of Common Prayer is unfamiliar for some, but this is a real treasure for those who are craving a little bit of structure amid the chaos.
Reimagining the Ignition Examen: Fresh Ways to Pray Your Day is an invitation to expand what Saint Ignatius of Loyola imagined in the Daily Examen. In these pages, you will find endless possibility as to how this ancient prayer practice can become more relevant and meaningful.
Every so often, I post LOOSE THREADS that have inspired my prayers and practice. You’ll find those remnants and disconnected strands on the blog here.