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Prayer Resources Online

Posted by Deacon Nina Joygaard on

God is present and relentlessly loving us – especially in these times of uncertainty, grief, fear, frustration, and all the other emotions and situations that we are experiencing in a global pandemic.

Faith’s Adult Education Team and Prayer Lab Team have curated this list of helpful prayer and meditation websites.  Content ranges from blogs to videos, courses to quizzes, bookstores to webinars. One even allows you to join live Meditation Chapel experiences on Zoom! (See Contemplative Outreach below).

Check out some of these suggestions that have helped us to reduce stress, deepen our spiritual practices, and grow in God’s grace.

Center for Action and Contemplation features the writings of Fr Richard Rohr and the Center for Action and Contemplation faculty. The website offers daily meditations, podcasts, online courses and a curated bookstore.

Contemplative Outreach A site offering a wide range of spiritual practices such as Centering Prayer, Welcoming Prayer and Lectio Divina.  Many resources, experiences and programs right in our area through the local chapter. The site offers many online Meditation Chapel experiences using Zoom.

Gratefulness.org is all about gratitude and developing a grateful heart.  Readings and many other resources available.  It describes itself as a network for grateful living.

Mindful.org is a website offering resources and practices to living mindfully for a healthy mind and healthy life. You can find guided meditations, daily practices, blogs, and more.

Self Compassion With self-compassion, we give ourselves the same kindness and care we’d give to a good friend. Dr Kristin Neff’s site offers practices and resources for self-compassion, including videos, workshops, books, exercises, guided meditations, and a self-compassion assessment.

Spiritual Director’s International is a resource for both spiritual directors and those seeking spiritual direction. This site can help you understand what spiritual direction is and allows you to search for a spiritual director based on your location or preferences. 

University of Minnesota Center for Spirituality and Healing This local resource offers retreats, courses, workshops, and a free weekly stress-busters session (online). You can also subscribe to their monthly e-newsletter.

 

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