Saturday, 20 December 2008

Pray as you Go

How do you begin your day ? Is the start of your day full of distractions, busy helping the children get ready for school, taking them to school or getting yourself ready ? Why not take 15 minutes out of your daily rush and have a listen to "Pray as you go?" The Jesuits have provided a daily (weekends excepted) 15 minute (approx) prayer time that can be played on your computer or downloaded to an i-pod / mp3 player. Each prayer session starts with a short call to prayer followed by a piece of music to still the mind and perhaps focus it on a particular thought. A reading from the Mass of the day follows and a few thoughts follow accompanied by prayerful music. The reading is repeated and some more commentary helps to gather your thoughts and prayfully respond to God's presence. What a way to begin, or end your day. Have a look here . If you like to pray a little more quietly and have the time why not look at the sister site "Sacred Space." This site provides an Ignatian style period of prayer that can last as long or as short as you like. "Sacred Space" can be found here . I've found these two sites invaluable and have been a real blessing. I Hope you might find them as helpful as I have. Do let me know what you think.

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