Spirituality & Prayer
Prayer and spiritual growth is essential to transform ourselves and the world. Below are resources from partner organisations and ministries around the world to strengthen and inspire you in the work of justice and peace. Prayer resources on specific justice themes (refugees and asylum seekers, caring for creation, etc.) can be found in the Justice Network's Issues and Advocacy section.
Sisters Anne Marie Joyce osc and Hilda Scott osb have contributed to Beloved, a daily book of Advent and Christmas reflections and Cry Out, a CD of Psalms for Advent and Lent.
One in five Australians will experience mental illness this year. You can encourage help seeking behaviour, reduce the stigma of mental illness and foster connectivity in communities through a campaign of Mental Health Australia and pastoral resources from A Nouwen Network.
In this new year, it's never too early to think about Lent. Order your copies of ARISE: Lenten Program 2015, a six-week Lenten resource for small groups, prayer companions, staff reflections, families and individuals, which comes with a CD Box Set.
The Catholic Diocese of Broken Bay recently released its popular lectio divina reflections for Advent in the form of a free application or "app" for smartphones and tablets - and it's not too late to download them.
The Redemptorists of Australia and New Zealand have released a prayer app, Bread 4 Today - a free, accessible meditation aid for people to come closer to God and effect positive change in their lives and their community.
A Nouwen Network invites you to join with us in prayer and calling for "A National Day of Prayer for Mental Illness Awareness Recovery and Understanding" to be established in Australia.