Loyola University Maryland

Campus Ministry

Prayer Resources

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Websites

IgnatianSpirituality.com

Information on and experiences of Ignatian spirituality from Jesuit and Ignatian sources around the world, hosted by Loyola Press.

https://www.ignatianspirituality.com

Ignatian Citizenship

Explore this page organized by Father Brown, Special Assistant for Mission Integration, that revolves around Ignatian Citizenship at Loyola.

Ignatian Citizenship

IgnatianResources.com

Resources in Jesuit Education & Ignatian Spirituality, hosted by Xavier University.

https://www.xavier.edu/jesuitresource/

Jesuits in Ireland

Blogs, videos, prayers and news related to the Jesuits and Ignatian Spirituality, hosted by Jesuits in Ireland.

https://www.jesuit.ie/who-are-the-jesuits/prayer-and-spirituality/

Creighton University Online Ministries

Online retreats, daily prayers, stations of the cross, reflections and more, hosted by Creighton University.

https://onlineministries.creighton.edu/CollaborativeMinistry/online.html

Catholic Women Preach

Catholic Women Preach is an innovative project designed to address some of the most pressing challenges facing the Church today by responding to Pope Francis’ call for broader and more active engagement of the baptized in the preaching mission of the Church. This project is a deeply faithful, hopeful and joyful initiative intended to build up the Church.

https://www.catholicwomenpreach.org

United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

Daily readings from the New American Bible.

http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings/012920.cfm

Apps

Liberate App 

Liberate is a meditation app dedicated to empowering the Black, Indigenous, and People of Color community on their journey to find inner peace. Download the app to access guided meditations from Teachers of Color to guide you on your path. 

https://liberatemeditation.com

Examen App

This app created by the Loyola Press is based on Thibodeaux’s book, Reimagining the Ignatian Examen, which offers 34 adaptable versions of the Examen. With soothing music and step-by-step guidance, users can choose from one of the themed Examens—picking the reflection that best fits their current state of being—or select the Examen of the day.

https://www.ignatianspirituality.com/reimagining-examen-app/

Pray as You Go App

Pray As You Go is a daily prayer session, designed to go with you wherever you go, to help you pray whenever you find time, but particularly whilst 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.

https://pray-as-you-go.org

Prayers During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Prayer for These Uncertain Times

Let us pray for all those impacted by the virus and this disruption.  Let us be most generous towards those most vulnerable around us.  Let us pray for healthcare workers and first responders in their service to us all.

- Seán Bray, Director of Campus Ministry 

Prayer for Our Students

In these unprecedented times, may God bless us.   

Bless us with smooth and easy travels.   
Bless us with the trust that God is working in this moment.   
Bless us with the freedom to offer God any of our frustration and our anxieties.

Bless us with the courage to reach out when in need to family, friends, faculty, and administrators.

Bless us with hope and faith to be our steady companions. 

Bless us with gratitude to be ever present in our hearts and minds.

And may God's grace be apparent to us each step of the way.

May our prayers and actions be with and for the most vulnerable among us.

May we pray and be grateful for the leaders who make difficult decisions in these unprecedented times.

And may we prayer for the health workers and first responders caring for the sick.

May our loving and generous responses continue to be a light in this world. 

And may we continuously be reminded that we are loved by God, our families, our friends, and our Loyola family. 

Ignatius of Loyola once said, "whoever carries God in their heart bares heaven with them wherever they go".

And I know you do. 

And I prayer that you bare Loyola in your heart, as we here at Loyola hold you in ours hearts and our prayers. 

God Bless.

- Seán Bray, Director of Campus Ministry 

A Prayer For Uncertain Times

God of infinite mercy, hear our prayer!

In this time of bewilderment and fear, we ask you to give us the courage to take care of one another as Jesus did. For those who are ill, especially those who are frightened and alone, for those who cannot access healthcare, for those who are homeless and lost, hear our prayer! 

In the midst of our sadness and grief, we ask you to give us words to comfort one another. For those who are dying, and for those who have already died from this virus, for those who tend them and for those with no one to tend them, hear our prayer!

In the midst of our own anxiety we ask you to give us the courage to support one another as you would. For those who are unexpectedly unemployed, for employers who share what they can, for our government and financial institutions and those who lead them, hear our prayer!In the midst of our struggle to ensure a healthy future for all who live on this planet, we ask you to give us the hope that surpasses our current understanding. For healthcare workers, spiritual leaders and our faith communities, for artists and poets, for prophets and teachers, hear our prayer!In the midst of our growing awareness that all life on Earth is connected, we ask for the heart to respect and cherish all life. That all peoples recognize that we are all your children, hear our prayer!

We trust in you and your power working in us. Please hear and answer our prayers.

Amen!

Amen!

-Sister Cynthia Serja, Sisters of Mercy

 

Prayer for Work

 

Creator God,

thank you for providing us

with the gift to share our talents.

 

Provide our community, our nation, our world

the fortitude to provide work for all

which is decent and fair.

 

Make us faithful stewards

    of your creation

    to enhance the human dignity

    of our global family.

 

We ask this in the name of Jesus,

who lives and reigns

with you and the Holy Spirit

now and forever.

Amen

(From Being Neighbor: The Catechism and Social Justice, USCCB, April 1998)

 

Coronavirus Prayer

 

Jesus Christ, you traveled through towns and villages “curing every disease and illness.” At your command, the sick were made well. Come to our aid now, in the midst of the global spread of the coronavirus, that we may experience your healing love.

Heal those who are sick with the virus. May they regain their strength and health through quality medical care.

Heal us from our fear, which prevents nations from working together and neighbors from helping one another.

Heal us from our pride, which can make us claim invulnerability to a disease that knows no borders.

Jesus Christ, healer of all, stay by our side in this time of uncertainty and sorrow.

Be with those who have died from the virus. May they be at rest with you in your eternal peace.

Be with the families of those who are sick or have died. As they worry and grieve, defend them from illness and despair. May they know your peace.

Be with the doctors, nurses, researchers and all medical professionals who seek to heal and help those affected and who put themselves at risk in the process. May they know your protection and peace.

Be with the leaders of all nations. Give them the foresight to act with charity and true concern for the well-being of the people they are meant to serve. Give them the wisdom to invest in long-term solutions that will help prepare for or prevent future outbreaks. May they know your peace, as they work together to achieve it on earth.

Whether we are home or abroad, surrounded by many people suffering from this illness or only a few, Jesus Christ, stay with us as we endure and mourn, persist and prepare. In place of our anxiety, give us your peace.

Jesus Christ, heal us.

-Kerry Weber, America Magazine

Printable version of the Coronavirus Prayer from America Magazine

 

Additional Online Prayer Resources 

 

Prayers During the Coronavirus Pandemic (jestuitresource.com)