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…

A Prayer to Forgive Those Who Have Hurt Us

A Prayer to Forgive Those Who Have Hurt Us

Let’s face it…forgiving others is hard…and yet it is central to the Christian life. Jesus even tells us that our own forgiveness hinges on our ability to forgive others. That’s what makes this simple process from Fr. David Smith so attractive…it brings the power of prayer into the act of forgiveness. Put yourself in Jesus…