“We must do more than rely on an impulse for our prayer life. St. Paul calls us to “pray without ceasing” (1 Thes 5:17). The will to pray in a daily, sustained, and structured manner is essential for becoming a prayerful person. The Holy Spirit guides the Church at prayer through her reading of Scripture, her celebration of the liturgy, and the practice of faith, hope and love.” – US Catechism for Adults (468-469)
We hope these online resources might help you identify styles of prayer that best fit you and your faith journey:
3 Minute Retreat – Loyola Press
3-Minute Retreats invite you to take a short prayer break right at your computer. Spend some quiet time reflecting on a Scripture passage. Knowing that not everyone prays at the same pace, you have control over the pace of the retreat.
by Creighton University Online Ministries
This site provides prayer resources inspired by the liturgical calendar.
34 week retreat for Everyday Life A Ministry of the Collaborative Ministry Office at Creighton University.
Daily Reflections – Creighton Online Ministries
a free daily prayer session designed for use on your MP3 player to help you pray while traveling to and from work, study, etc. Lasting from 10-13 minutes, it uses music, scripture and questions for reflection. The aim is to help you to become more aware of God’s presence in your life, listen to and reflect on God’s word, and grow in your relationship with God.
a collection of helps for prayer collected, adapted, or composed by J. Veltri, sj., Loyola House
list of prayers and prayer resources by the The Passionist Missionaries
5 Ways to Make Family Prayer a Priority – Loyola Press
Praying as a Family – Loyola Press
How to Pray: BustedHalo’s Guide to Prayer
a list of contemporary articles, audio, and videos on many ways to pray and build a spiritual life from Busted Halo.