Prayer



Catechism of the Catholic Church. Part 4, Section 1 Prayer in the Christian Life. Chapters: The revelation of prayer. The tradition of prayer. The life of prayer

Catechism of the Catholic Church, Part 4, Section 2 The Lord's Prayer

Prayer An introduction to prayer, and to internet prayer resources, by Father Roger J. Smith of the Archdiocese of Seattle

The Lord's Prayer Podcast of presentation by Fr. Dennis Hamm, 2011

Prayer By Christian W. Troll, S.J. in Muslims Ask, Christians Answer, 2010

Quiet Loving: The Prayer of Quiet in Teresa of Jesus By Kerrie Hide in Compass: A Review of Topical Theology, Summer 2010

Meditation in Western Mysticism By Reg Naulty in Compass: A Review of Topical Theology, Summer 2010

Centering Prayer and Attention of the Heart By Cynthia Bourgeault in Cross Currents, March 2009

Prayer and Identity By Thomas Merton in Cross Currents, March 2009

Prayer in the Life of the Priest By Roch Kereszty in Communio: International Catholic Review, Winter 2009

The Bible and Prayer: Themes From the Synod By Michael D. Guinan, O.F.M. in Catholic Update, 2009

Prayers for Priests East Asian Pastoral Review, 2009

Body and Prayer: Comparing Taoist and Christian Methods of Meditation By Batairwa Kubuya Paulin, SX in East Asian Pastoral Review, 2008

Learning to Pray By an unknown monk of Montserrat in The Way, 2007

Praying Differently By Dennid H. van Lier in The Way, 2007

On Preparation for Prayer By Achille Gagliardi in The Way, 2007

The First Method of Prayer : Prayerful Self-Monitoring By Luis Raul Cruz in The Way, 2007

Poetry and Prayer Beyond Words By Graeme Watson in The Way, 2007

Praying the Our Father With the Pope From Jesus of Nazareth by Pope Benedict XVI By in Catholic Update, 2007

Prayer fo Busy People: Some Insights and Advice from Francis Libermann By John Fogarty, C.S.Sp. in Spiritan Horizons, Fall 2006. Go to page 23

Lectio Divina Podcast of presentation by Dr. Wendy Wright, 2006

Centering Prayer Podcast of presentation by Thomas Hall, 2006

Christian Prayer and Song in a Post-Holocaust Church By E. Byron Anderson in Studies in Christian-Jewish Relations, 2005

On Preparing Affective Movements in Prayer By Diego Alvarez de Paz in The Way, 2005

Jesus and Prayer By Miguel Elizondo in The Way, 2005

A Role-Taking Theory of Praying the Psalms: Using the Psalms as a Model for Structuring the Life of Prayer By Robert Moore Jumonville and Robert Woods in McMaster Journal of Theology and Ministry, vol 6, 2003-2005

My Soul Magnifies God: Women's Ways of Prayer By Kerrie Hide in Compass: A Review of Topical Theology, Spring 2004

Taking Part in the Dance: Humanity, Holiness, and a Trinitarian Theology of Prayer By Jerry Viou in Quodlibet Online Journal of Christian Theology and Philosophy, Summer 2002

Gregory of Nyssa's Sermons on the Lord's Prayer: Lessons from the Classics By Roy Hammerling in Word & World, Winter 2002

The Lord's Prayer: A Primer on Mission in the Way of Jesus By Henry French in Word & World, Winter 2002

The Lord's Prayer: Empowerment for Living the Sermon on the Mount By Mary E. Hinkle in Word & World, Winter 2002

Trinitarian Prayers for Christian Worship By Eberhard Jüngel, Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen, in Word & World, Summer 1998

Five Ways to Pray Always By Brian J. Pierce, O.P., in St. Anthony Messenger, July 1996

Prayer as Persuasion: The Rhetoric and Intention of Prayer By Patrick D. Miller, Princeton Theological Seminary, in Word & World, 1993

On Prayer By Abraham J. Heschel in SIDIC Periodical, 1992

The Prayer Of Foreigners: Evidence of the Biblical Tradition By Lawrence E. Frizzell in SIDIC Periodical, 1992

The Prayer of the Just One By Edward J. van Merrienboer in Spirituality Today, Spring 1991

"Deep Calling Unto Deep": The Dynamics of Prayer and Teshuvah in the Perspective of Chassidism By Jacob Immanuel Schochet. Published and copyrighted by Kehot Publication Society, 1990

How to Handle Anger With God By Pat McCloskey, O.F.M. in Catholic Update, 1990

On Prayer By Greek Orthodox Archbishop Stylianos of Australia

What Is Prayer? By Bob Gilroy, S.J., minister to the Lakota Sioux people of the Rosebud Reservation in South Dakota

St. Teresa's Teaching on the Grades of Prayer By Jordan Aumann, O.P.

Praying the Psalms By Lawrence S. Cunningham in Theology Today, 1989

Old Prayers Made New By Lawrence Cunningham in Theology Today, 1987

Centering Prayer Trinitarian? By Shaun McCarty in Spirituality Today, Autumn 1987

Apophatic or Kataphatic Prayer? By Frederick G. McLeod in Spirituality Today, Spring 1986

Images of God and Prayer By Kathleen McGhee in The Way, 1986

Discovering Non-Conceptual Prayer By Michael Barrow in The Way, 1985

Time and Times for Prayer By Philip Sheldrake in The Way, 1985

Using Scripture in Prayer and Spiritual Direction By Richard M. Gula in Spirituality Today, Winter 1984

Imagination and Prayer By Philip Sheldrake in The Way, 1984

Solitude, Truth, and Vision: Antony and the Desert Tradition of Prayer By Ross Mackenzie in Spirituality Today, Winter 1983

The Beginnings of Prayer By Damian Lundy in The Way, 1983

Prayer and Religious Traditions of Africa I By Aylward Shorter in The Way, 1983

Prayer and Religious Traditions of Africa II By Aylward Shorter in The Way, 1983

Praying with the Word By Joseph Plevnik in The Way, 1983

Something Understood: Prayer and Suffering By Martin Israel in The Way, 1983

Growth in Prayer By Ruth Burrows in The Way, 1983

John Henry Newman on Prayer By Vincent Ferrer Blehl in The Way, 1982

Renewing an Ancient Christain Prayer Form: 'Centering Prayer' By Basil Pennington in The Way, 1982

The Psychology of Petitionary Prayer By Donald Capps in Theology Today, 1982

Thmuis Revisited: Another Look at the Prayers of Bishop Sarapion By G.J. Cuming in Theological Studies, September 1980

Atheism and Contemplation By Michael J. Buckley in Theological Studies, December 1979

Prayer in Sickness By Mary Arthur Knowlton in The Way, 1976

Hasidism and Prayer By Louis Jacobs in SIDIC Periodical, 1975

Prayer Expressed in Life By Mikael Tagliacozzo in SIDIC Periodical, 1975

Teaching Prayer: 'Cave of Living Streams' By William Hewett in The Way, 1974

The Challenge of Christian Prayer By Tad Guzie in The Way, 1971

Prayer as Encounter with the Transcendent God By Ernest E. Larkin in Proceedings of the Catholic Theological Society of America, 1968

Prayer and History By John Foster in The Way, 1966

The Prayer of the Creation By Julien Harvey in The Way, 1966

I Cannot Pray By George Croft in The Way, 1963

Oremus By John Foster in The Way, 1963

The Prayer of Jesus By Adalbert Hamman in The Way, 1963

The Prayer of Jeremias By Julien Harvey in The Way, 1963

Tensions in Apostolic Prayer By James Walsh in The Way, 1963

Retreat Prayer By William Yeomans in The Way, 1963

The Pater Noster as an Eschatological Prayer By Raymond E. Brown in Theological Studies, June 1961

Tertullian on Prayer By O. W. Holmes in Tyndale Bulletin, 1960

Preparation for Prayer By Romano Guardini in The Art of Praying: The Principles and Methods of Christian Prayer, 1957

Karl Barth on Prayer By John A. Hardon in Theological Studies, September 1953

Recent Theological Opinion on Infused Contemplation By Robert B. Eiten in Theological Studies, March 1941

Bread or Stone: Four Conferences on Impetrative Prayer Book by Fr. Ronald Knox, 1915

Prayer-Book for Religious A complete manual of prayers and devotions for the use of the members of all religious communities: a practical guide to the particular examen and to the methods of meditation, by F.K. Lasance, 1914

The Raccolta: Collection of Indulgenced Prayers and Good Works By Oratorian Fr. Ambrose St. John, 1910

Prayer By Cyrus Adler et al. in the Jewish Encyclopedia, 1906

The Lord's Prayer By Kaufmann Kohler in the Jewish Encyclopedia, 1906

Before the Most Holy Book by Mother Mary Loyola of the Bar Convent, York, 1904

Carmelogia By an anonymous writer. Scroll to page 60. The American Catholic Quarterly Review, Volume 28, From January to October, 1903

Contemplations and Meditations on the Passion and Death, and on the Glorious Life of our Lord Jesus Christ, According to the Method of St. Ignatius By an anonymous French author, translated by a Sister of Mercy, 1901

A Month's Meditations By Cardinal Wiseman, 1900

Meditations on the Sufferings of Jesus Christ Book by F. Francis Da Perinaldo, OSF, 1886

On Prayer and Prayer-Books By Nicholas Patrick Cardinal Wiseman. Scroll to page 375. In Essays on various subjects, volume 1, 1853

A Short Method Of Prayer And Spiritual Torrents Book by Jeanne Marie Bouvieres de la Mot Guyon, 1790

On Prayer and The Contemplative Life Saint Thomas Aquinas



Byzantine Catholic Prayer Page Prayers and lots of other material

Bible Passages on Prayer The quoted texts are to the Douay-Rheims version, with some editing to replace archaic words; scriptural links are usually to the NIV at Bible Gateway, unless from the apocrypha. Catholics should compare texts to a modern Catholic translation, such as the New American Bible

Lord, Teach Us How to Pray Articles by Passionist Father Victor Hoagland on The Gift of Prayer, Praying from the Jewish Scriptures, The Prayer of Jesus, The Lord's Prayer, The Hail Mary and the Rosary, The Sign of the Cross

Augustine on Prayer A short text on the nature of prayer, from Augustine's commentary on the Sermon on the Mount

A Treatise on Prayer and Meditation Compiled by St. Peter of Alcantara

The Necessity and Power of Prayer By St. Alphonsus Ligouri

The Prayer of the Church An essay by Edith Stein, Sister Teresa Benedicta of the Cross Discalced Carmelite

Apostleship of Prayer Intentions The general intention and the mission intentions for the current year

Popular Devotions A Theology Library collection of links

Characteristics of Dominican Prayer By Fr. Fabian (Stan) Parmisano, OP

The Nine Ways of Prayer of St. Dominic

Centering Prayer From Minnesota Contemplative Outreach

Prayer Catechism of the Council of Trent

Prayer Baltimore Catechism

Prayer The Catechism of Pius X

Teaching Materials Thoughts from the Malta Catholic Charismatic Renewal: Prayer--The First Task of the Leader; Why is prayer so important for the leaders? Why is prayer so important? Growth through Prayer

Prayer Is His Passion: Father Edward Hays St. Anthony Messenger article by Anita McSorley

Prayer: A Personal Response to God's Presence By Armand M. Nigro, S.J

Praying the Bible Biblical meditations with background music. Recorded by Fr Tommy Lane, LSS, DD, Assistant Pastor in Rathcormac Parish, Diocese of Cloyne, (Co. Cork) Ireland

Sacred Space Daily Prayer On-line. Produced by the Irish Jesuits. We invite you to make a 'Sacred Space' in your day, and spend ten minutes, praying here and now, as you sit at your computer, with the help of on-screen guidance and scripture chosen specially every day

Christian Mysticism Where the mysticism of John of the Cross enters into dialogue with modern attempts to renew the contemplative life like centering prayer, Christian meditation and the Catholic charismatic movement

Contemplative Outreach Ltd. Good information and articles on prayer, especially centering prayer

Teachings on Prayer Learn how to grow in your prayer life with insightful help from various Christian writers

Daily Ways to Pray Courtesy of the Oregon Province of the Society of Jesus

Explanation of the Lord's Prayer

St. Teresa's Teaching on the Grades of Prayer By Jordan Aumann, OP

Posture and Prayer By Frank C. Quinn OP

Lectio Divina Lectio Divina is a traditional way of praying the Scriptures so that the Word of God may penetrate our hearts and that we may grow in an intimate relationship with the Lord



Catholic Prayers Categories: new, occasions, requests, intentions, praise, blessings, comfort, healing, children, Mary, angels, saints, confession, communion, marriage

Prayers From Catholic Online

Basic Prayers From the Catholic Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle

Prayers to Our Lady of Guadalupe

Merton Prayer Card

Prayers to the Angels of God Four prayers to guardian angels

Prayers of the Carmelite mystics

Franciscan Prayers

Sacred Space We invite you to make a 'Sacred Space' in your day, and spend ten minutes, praying here and now, as you sit at your computer, with the help of on-screen guidance and scripture chosen specially every day

Prayers for Meditation From the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church

Daily Prayers From the Legion of Mary Home Page

Introduction to Daily Prayer Basic prayers and morning/evening prayers for each day of the week. Edited by Passionist Father Victor Hoagland

The Little Office of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Meditations and Prayers for Lent and Easter By Passionist Father Victor Hoagland

Prayer in Particular Circumstances By Passionist Father Victor Hoagland

Paratrooper Prayers Prayers for members of glider, air assault and parachute units, collected by Lew Poorman

Veterans Prayers The Mission of the Veterans Prayers site is to help vets find or re-find a link to their Higher Power

Prayers for Rural Families



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