A Collection of Inspirational Catholic Prayers
God does not require of us fine prayers,
but prayers which come from the bottom of our heart.
- Saint John Vianney, the Curé d’Ars
The Christian tradition of prayer is a treasure to be shared. We offer you some resources that may enrich your personal journey of prayer.
Lectio Divina (Latin for "Divine Reading") is the ancient practice of reading sacred scripture with the purpose of growing in communion with God and enhancing one’s understanding of God’s word. It does not approach scripture as a text to be studied, but rather an encounter with God’s living word—an encounter that has the power to change us. The practice of lectio divina helps us to immerse ourselves in the meaning of a scripture passage by reading, reflecting, and responding to the promptings of the Holy Spirit.
Dominicans often use one of the scripture readings of the day’s Liturgy as the text for the day’s lectio divina. The text for each day may be found here. To learn more about lectio divina, we recommend Elizabeth Manneh’s ”Lectio Divina: A Beginner’s Guide.”
“Do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”
- Philippians 4:6-7