How Do You Awaken Thirst for God In People Who Say They Don’t Care?

How Do You Awaken Thirst for God In People Who Say They Don’t Care?

As I write this, we’re still in the graces of this past Easter Sunday, full of the good news that Jesus Christ is risen from the dead, and his life, death, and resurrection saves, heals, and transforms our lives. Because He is our friend and our LORD, we each have specific divine plans for our…

Journaling Imaginative Prayer: Five Examples

Journaling Imaginative Prayer: Five Examples

Enrich your imaginative prayer experience by journaling about it. Here’s how, and examples from five different writers. This article is also available as an abridged PDF. If you like writing, you may find it particularly fruitful to write about the Gospel story as you experienced it during your prayer. You can record your experience in…

How to Start a Walking with Jesus Prayer Group

How to Start a Walking with Jesus Prayer Group

Is your group interested in trying imaginative prayer? Here’s a guide to doing imaginative prayer with a group using the book Imagine You Walked with Jesus. Imaginative prayer, also known as Ignatian contemplation, is a way of praying by prayerfully imagining oneself inside a scene from a sacred text (typically from one of the Gospels):…

12 Reading Plans for Imaginative Prayer

12 Reading Plans for Imaginative Prayer

The following imaginative prayer readings plans are excerpted from Imagine You Walked with Jesus: A Guide to Ignatian Contemplative Prayer by Jerry Windley-Daoust (Our Sunday Visitor, 2021). You can get these reading plans in a handy PDF or MS Word format in our store: Imaginative Prayer Reading Plans. Readings for Beginners The following readings are…

70 Scripture Passages for Imaginative Prayer

70 Scripture Passages for Imaginative Prayer

Here are 70 readings you can use for imaginative prayer (also known as Ignatian contemplative prayer). Page numbers refer to the location of the corresponding reading guide in the book Imagine You Walked with Jesus: A Guide to Ignatian Contemplative Prayer. Get this list as a free PDF. READING SCRIPTURE PG # The Annunciation Lk…

Where You Can Find Peanut Butter & Grace Books Now

Where You Can Find Peanut Butter & Grace Books Now

Many books originally published by Gracewatch Media (often under the Peanut Butter & Grace brand name) have been sold to other publishers as we pivot to our new evangelization-focused mission. If you’re looking for where you can purchase those books now, check out the links below. You can link to the book page at the…

Are You a Catholic Evangelist? You Should Be…Here’s Why, and How to Start
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Are You a Catholic Evangelist? You Should Be…Here’s Why, and How to Start

Evangelization has been a dirty word in Catholic circles for too long, maybe because so many Catholics haven’t seen it done well. Here’s a book that helps us re-imagine how we do evangelization…and maybe even make it fun. by Susan Windley-Daoust Evangelization. Ugh…that word! People immediately think of soapboxes, megaphones, door to door missionaries, and…

A Prayer for Those on the Front Lines of the Coronavirus/COVID-19 Emergency
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A Prayer for Those on the Front Lines of the Coronavirus/COVID-19 Emergency

Let’s pray for those on the front lines of the coronavirus emergency: first responders, health care workers, grocery store workers, those caring for the elderly, priests, parish staff, and others offering spiritual care. Lord, bless the hands of those who are providing critical care and help during this time of crisis. Protect them from illness…

The Sacrament of the Present Moment (without Sacraments)
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The Sacrament of the Present Moment (without Sacraments)

How do Catholics engage Holy Week in a Covid-19 pandemic without the lifeblood of grace, the sacraments? Perhaps it’s not in more online everything. A spiritual master from 400 years ago taught us how to not let this pandemic spiritually kill us. by Susan Windley-Daoust Two weeks ago, I ran into an old friend and…

Practice the Daily Examen and Find God in Every Moment
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Practice the Daily Examen and Find God in Every Moment

St. Ignatius of Loyola took seriously Jesus’ admonition to “keep awake” for the coming of the Lord in every moment. You can, too, by practicing his Daily Examen. The following article is abridged from the introduction to The Daily Examen Journal: A 30-Day Spiritual Retreat. St. Ignatius of Loyola (1491–1556), the Spanish soldier turned spiritual…