Lord, how good it is for us to be here -- Matthew 17

Adult Playlist - Sacramental Spirituality

This playlist will help you pay attention to how God is present in the ordinary, daily moments of your life. 

God is always with us -- in the beautiful autumn season, in the people who cross our paths, and in every breath we take.

It's easy for us to get so caught up with business that we don't stop and notice how God is moving in our lives.

This season we are honoring our parish's charism of Ignatian spirituality in celebration of the 500th anniversary of St. Ignatius' own conversion experience.

May the offerings below help you to open your eyes to see God in all things.

 

(You can find more Prayer Playlists for adults HERE.)

 

Here are some Scripture passages that express different ways of seeing God:

                        1 Kings 19:11-13

                        Psalm 63:1-8

                        Psalm 139:1-18 

                        Jeremiah 29:13

                        Matthew 18:20 

                        Romans 8:28

                        1 John 4:12

                        Revelation 3:20  

Here are some blog posts to help you find God in your everyday:

                      Five Ways to Find God in All Things

                      Five Surprising Places to Find God 

                      How is God Present?   

                      Grace and a Cup of Coffee   

                      Meditations on a Wood Floor  

 

Father Mike Schmitz talks about How To See God in Everything, Every Day (and How to Respond). 

Hear about St. Ignatius' experience of turning to God in this 9 minute short film:  Ignatius of Loyola -- Finding God in All Things.

The Society of Jesus offers a neat little video about finding God in beautiful buildings:  God in Five Things:  Architecture.

Father Casey asks Where Is God?

Reflect on how the liturgical seasons of our Church honor the ordinary:  Why Ordinary Time?  

 

Sarah Hart, Renew

Michael W. Smith, Open the Eyes of My Heart

Matt Redman, 10,000 Reasons

Jesse Manibusen, Open My Eyes Lord

Jesse Manibusen, God the Great I Am

Eli Young Band, Saltwater Gospel

Chris Tomlin, Who You Are to Me

Your Life Is Finer Than Life (Psalm 63)

We Long to See Your Face (Psalm 24)

Dan Schutte, Only This I Want

Paul Inwood, Center of My Life

 

Here are some things to reflect on during your prayer time.  They can also serve as journal prompts.

  • What are some of the ordinary daily moments when you feel close to God?
  • What do you do when you notice God's presence? How do you respond?
  • Who is the person who most recently helped you feel God's love?
  • Do you have a special place where it'seasy for you to recognize God's presence? Is there a certain song, movie, or book in which you see God (maybe not even an explicitly religious one)?
  • Do you tend to see God more in small ordinary moments or in big extraordinary ones?

 

Praying the Ignatian daily Examen prayer is a great way to notice how God is working in your every day life.  Here's a two-minute audio version from God In All Things:  Anytime Examen.

Also from God In All Things, try praying over a specific memory from your life with this 6-minute Memory Recollection meditation.

Pray As You Go has a beautiful 6-minute audio meditation on the Presence of God.

Three minute retreats from Loyola Press:

                          Recognize the Sacred

                          I Am In Your Midst

                          Glimpses of God  

 

Pick one of these boring, every day moments to be a time for God in your life:  Boredom Prayers.

Commit to one of these 10 Verbs to Live By as a way to intentionally draw closer to God in your every day.

If you are feeling overwhelmed, try these simple Nine Ways to Fill Your Cup When You're Running on Empty. 

 

Our parish has a special charism of Ignatian spirituality.  This year we are celebrating the 500th anniversary of St. Ignatius' conversion experience.  Here are some resources to help you dive deeper into the Ignatian ways of praying:

Here's an overview from God In All Things: 

                         What Is Ignatian Spirituality?

Pray As You Go has a series of 8-minute audio meditations with a taste of each of the four "weeks" or movements of the Spiritual Exercises: 

                          St. Ignatius and the Spiritual Exercises  

Ignatian Spirituality offers a series of 6-10-minute videos exploring the 8 key ideas of The Ignatian Way.

 

 

(You can find more Prayer Playlists for adults HERE.)