Dear Companions on the Journey,
Recently I reflected with you about setting aside regular time in the day for listening at the feet of Jesus…Sometimes at the break of day, sometimes on a commuter ride, or perhaps at the close of the day.
One community member shared with me a helpful resource to attend regularly to the presence of Christ in his life. It’s an app entitled “Pray As You Go.” I like that.
As the community member noted, in “Pray As You Go,” 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.
Its aim is to help you to:
- become more aware of God’s presence in your life
- listen to and reflect on God’s word
- grow in your relationship with God
That sounds pretty good.
Also in the “check out that app” category are:
- “Holy Rosary”: Pretty obvious.
- “iBreviary”: This app has a lot of things: the readings of the day, the “Breviary” or “Divine Office” which priests, convents, and monasteries pray every day, and so can you! It’s not that intuitive, but it’s fun to search around.
- “3 Minute Retreat”: “3 Minute Retreat” is an online prayer experience that encourages daily prayer and reflection.
- “Our Daily Bread”: a daily scripture reading and meditation.
Obviously there are many resources out there, but, with a smartphone in your pocket, you may wish to use it to access these tools and downloads.
What do you think?
And let us pray for/with one another.
The Paulist Center