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Prayer Resources


Tradition says people pray in order to praise and thank God, express sorrow and ask forgiveness, or ask for what they want for themselves and others. Basically, we human beings pray because we are hard-wired to pray. It is in our natures to reach out to What is beyond us and to enter into a relationship with That which we call God.

The aim of this collection of prayers is to provide examples of how some individuals and communities have expressed their longings for God and, thus, to encourage those who use it to make those words their own or to find their own words and ways to pray.

This section also includes spiritual exercises to help guide decision-making, and some background on St. Ignatius, the Jesuits, and Ignatian spirituality.