Category: Prayer
Jesus’ Prayer for His Disciples (7th Sunday of Easter, Cycle B)
"God so loved the world that He gave His only Son" (John 3:16) vs. “I do not pray for the world but for the ones that you have given me.” (John 17:9)
In Gethsemane, Jesus prayed to be rescued. He was not. (23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Cycle A)
True prayer enables us to accept what we cannot understand and to endure what, without Him, would be unendurable.
Make Space for God! (19th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Cycle A)
Elijah went looking for God, but in all the wrong places.
On Being a Prayerful Control Freak (16th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Cycle A)
When it comes to prayers of petition, the Holy Spirit is our essential partner.
Good Listener + Good Habit + Good Supporters + The Good Book = Good Prayer (29th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Cycle C)
Pray continually and never lose hope.
An Invitation to Intimacy (17th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Cycle C)
The Disciples ask Jesus to teach them to pray and they get much more than they bargained for. They probably wished that they had left well enough alone!
Prayer is for Lovers Only
Prayer is not as complex or as esoteric as some would have us believe. As the expression of a community it is common and shared but coming from an individual it is private and intensely personal. Spoken or not it is best in its simplicity.