Prayer Resources

Prayer can be difficult because we can feel like God is not there, or God is not listening, or God does not care about me. These are all lies.

God loves you! God cares about you!

Please share with others all the goodness that has happened in your life because of God. Anything good, true, and beautiful that happened is because of God.

Share with others the answered prayers.

  • Give them concrete examples, so they know that God is working in yours and their lives.

Take time to pray for & with others and have them pray with you.

Be specific in your prayer. Pray for good, true, and beautiful things to happen.

  • Example: Lord Jesus, please bless my daughter today to do well on her test, soccer game, dance recital, playing her video games, etc.
    Lord Jesus, please bless my mother today to do well with completing her tasks, getting great parking spots, eating great food today, etc.

 

What is Prayer?

Prayer is defined in the Catechism as the raising of one’s mind and heart to God or the requesting of good things from God.

Prayer is a surge of the heart; it is a simple look turned toward heaven, it is a cry of recognition and of love.

Prayer is simply a conversation with God, a “heart-to-heart” throughout the day with our lover.

Since prayer is a conversation, like any conversation, it involves listening, speaking, and simply being silent in God’s presence.

 

A great format for praying as a family is ACTS

A is for Adoration, C is for Contrition, T is for Thanksgiving, and S is for Supplication.

A is for Adoration or giving praise to God

  • Adoration exalts the greatness of the Lord who made us and the almighty power of the Savior who sets us free. Simply come to God as you are. Bring everything to God. Saying, “Jesus, I praise you and I love you.”

C is for Contrition

  • Contrition is having sorrow for our sin and asking for God’s forgiveness. Saying, “Jesus, I am sorry [insert specific offense here].”

T is for Thanksgiving for the blessings in our life

  • It is important to give thanks to God for all things and people. Saying, “Jesus, I thank you.”

S is for Supplication or intercession

  • The vocabulary of supplication in Sacred Scripture is expressed in terms like: ask, beseech, plead, invoke, entreat, cry out, even “struggle in prayer.” Saying, “Jesus, help [insert name and specific need or want].”

 

Check out all these great online resources to deepen your Catholic Faith on Prayer.

VIDEOS:

Fr. Mike Schmitz

Tips for Praying - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yk8In-6KUGc

The Power of Prayer - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kiAMzghLcMA

Three Steps to Unceasing Prayer - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=juN6sG_esjU

Battle of Prayer - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DHDQ4Xowfa8

Time to Pray - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-mASCSCQW7U

Why is Prayer so Hard - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Smana2aJxkQ

Battling Dryness in Prayer - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fpYm6uEbemc

 

Jacki and Bobby Angel

What Helped Us Discern God’s Will - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WjIB9VkujWY

Are We Really Supposed to Pray for Our Enemies? - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6tiVk1dUjQ8&list=

Finding Time for Prayer - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4yFiB-4Sa6Y&list=

How to Get Kids to Pray - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GzZlc90_TDA

 

Bishop Robert Barron

Prayer – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aR6J1pPiRQo

Metaphysics of Prayer – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h35fXJ3LzTs

5 Ways to Pray Better Today - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S8h3UNCOef8

Disorienting Quality of Real Prayer – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lOUQ73YShak

The Lord’s Prayer - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-_mmPI-SYBE

 

Dr. Scott Hahn

Understanding the Our Father – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E9UHyePeBxs

Prayer as a Covenant – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NuvB2AGI_tw

Franciscan University Presents: Holiness & Prayer - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3YvAK-arzWU

 

Matthew Kelly

Is it Just Me or is it Hard to Pray - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OrugL8DyTM4

Why Pray - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4SgIEJ9bKc4

The Prayer Process - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DgzZ1Ydg2O4

How Does God Speak to Us - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X19TNCz7-H8

 

Other Speakers:

How Do I Pray by Chris Stefanick - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tflzRyTGtWY

When Daily Prayer is Difficult by Edward Sri - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nv6oskppNs0

Importance of Prayer by Edward Sri - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TvFtr1lY0Yg

On Prayer by Mark Hart - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0C4PjN24YiY

Jumping In: A Teaching on Prayer by Chris Padgett - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j0uq1U1kYE4

Look At God When You Pray by Fr. Larry Richards - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_buS1aoc3cM

The Jesus Prayer Might Radically Change Your Prayer Life by Matt Fradd - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Qvsg-R4WMU&t=

The Divine Office by Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers - https://youtu.be/3lwjn7RnBTg?t=17

In a Word – Prayer by Fr. Dave Richards - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UgnWu5nbxqw

5 Tips on Prayer from Thomas Aquinas - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uaAZNW1zBPs

Why do Catholics pray to the saints in heaven by Trent Horn - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lj0k1j2MX6E

Why Won’t Jehovah’s Witnesses Pray with Catholics by Trent Horn - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7jS9M0txj80

 

 

List of Websites on Prayer:

https://www.stjanesofeastonpa.com/catholic-media/websites-2/prayer-websites/

 

List of Catholic Apps:

https://www.stjanesofeastonpa.com/catholic-media/catholic-apps/

 

Music Video List:

*Some videos are for older children or adults.
Check out these videos on GodTube or YouTube.

  • Abandon – Feel It In Your Heart (Official Music Video)
  • Addison Road – Hope Now (Official Music Video)
  • Anthem Lights – Can’t Shut Up (Official Music Video)
  • Article One – Without You (I’m Not Alright) – Video – without God
  • Audio Adrenaline – Kings and Queens (Official Music Video) – Caring for children in other countries
  • Big Daddy Weave – Redeemed (Official Music Video)
  • Bluetree – Jesus Healer (Official Music Video) – Blood and water flowed and son of man lifted high
  • Brandon Heath – Give Me Your Eyes (Official Music Video)
  • Brandon Heath – Jesus in Disguise (Official Music Video)
  • Britt Nicole – Be the Change (Britt Nicole Shares Powerful Message Through Song)
  • Britt Nicole – Gold (Official Music Video)
  • Britt Nicole – Headphones - (Official Music Video)
  • Britt Nicole – The Lost Get Found - (Official Music Video)
  • Britt Nicole – Holiday - (Official Music Video) – about taking a break from being busy – fun dancing in video – no cell phone ringing
  • Building 429 – Right Beside You (Official Music Video)
  • Building 429 – Where I Belong (Official Music Video)
  • Building 429 – Listen to the Sound (Official Music Video) – hope rising
  • Casting Crowns – Courageous (Official Music Video from Movie) – only watch until 3:46
  • Casting Crowns – Praise You in This Storm (Live)
  • Casting Crowns – Jesus, Friend of Sinners (Official Music Video) – just him with microphone
  • Chris Tomlin – White Flag (Official Music Video) – surrender to God
  • Chris Tomlin – Whom Shall I Fear: God of Angel Armies – Live performance
  • City Harmonic – Manifesto – Video – has the Our Father at the end
  • David Barnes – God Gave Me You (Official Music Video) – God gave me this person to be with - marriage
  • David Crowder Band – How He Loves (Official Music Video)
  • Downhere – How Many Kings – Live Music Video – Jesus coming as the king as a baby
  • Francesca Battistelli – “This is the Stuff” Official Video
  • Hawk Nelson – Crazy Love (Official Music Video)
  • Hawk Nelson – Live Life Loud (Official Music Video) – silly and fun song
  • Hawk Nelson – Words (Official Music Video)
  • Jason Gray – Remind Me Who I Am (Official Music Video) – labels for people addict – ends with all saying beloved
  • Jason Gray – More Like Falling in love – Just Words and pictures (NOT A MUSIC VIDEO)
  • Jeremy Camp – Reckless (Official Music Video) – live our life for the Lord and not be afraid
  • Jeremy Camp – Overcome (Official Music Video)
  • Jeremy Camp – The Way (Official Music Video) – Jesus is the way
  • Jeremy Camp – Take You Back (Official Music Video) – Son leaves home and lives on the street – follows with the prodigal son – God takes us back as a loving Father
  • Josh Wilson – I Refuse (Official Music Video) – this world needs God – don’t want to live like I don’t care
  • Josh Wilson – Before the Morning (Official Music Video) – pain in our life, joy that’s coming
  • KJ-52  - Facemelt (Official Music Video) – lots of surfing, skateboarding / God got us with a facemelt
  • KJ-52 featuring Lecrae – They Like Me - (Official Music Video) – We are one body of Christ even though we look different / I sing music because I have been changed by Christ / covered with the blood of Cain / should be no division
  • Kristan Stanfill – Not Ashamed (Official Music Video) from Passion 2012 – not ashamed of the one who saved my soul – stadium filled with youth – we should not be ashamed of being Catholic stop at 2:46
  • Kutless – What Faith Can Do - (Official Music Video)
  • Kutless – Strong Tower (Official Music Video)
  • Kutless – This is Christmas (Lyrics Only Video) – what is Christmas without Christ
  • Kutless – Sea of Faces – Music Video – body is the bread, your blood is the wine / Jesus laid down his life for one in a million faces
  • Laura Story – Blessings (SONG ONLY NO VIDEOS)
  • Mandisa – He is With You – (Official Music Video) – God is with you through the struggle – struggles in video are wife whose husband does not kiss her any more – soldier died and mom is sad – husband lost job (they turn to God at end of song and smile)
  • Mandisa – Overcomer (someone overcoming cancer)
  • Mark Schultz – Love Has Come (Official Music Video) – heaven where all our tears are wiped away – God is love and love has come for us all (We need to strive to better our world now)
  • Matt Maher - Rise Up
  • Matt Redman – 10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord) - (Official Music Video) – worship song
  • Matthew West – Mended (Lyric Video)
  • Matthew West – Hello, My Name Is (Video with Name Tags)
  • Matthew West – More – Only Slide Show and Lyrics
  • Matthew West – My Own Little World (Official Music Video)
  • Matthew West – Strong Enough - (Official Music Video)  - guy and girl in car – bills and lost job
  • Matthew West – The Motions - (Official Music Video) – images of Matthew West going and getting throat surgery
  • Mercy Me – Move (Official Music Video) – live performance
  • Mercy Me – Beautiful (Official Music Video)
  • Mikeschair – Someone Worth Dying For – (Official Music Video) – am I really something beautiful – I want to believe I am someone worth dying for
  • Natalie Grant – I will Not Be Moved – Music Video – weird dancing – Christ is the solid rock
  • Newsboys – Crazy (Official Music Video)
  • Newsboys – We Believe (Official Music Video)
  • Newsboys – Born Again - (Official Music Video) – Newsboys in Mexico helping the poor – statistics of the poor in Mexico
  • Newsboys – God’s Not Dead (Official Music Video)
  • Peter Furler – Matter of Faith (Official Music Video) – heaven, we believe in heaven
  • Sanctus Real  - Forgiven (Official Music Video) – Reconciliation and believing you are forgiven
  • Sanctus Real – Promises (Official Music Video) – about the Bible
  • Skillet – Hero - (Official Music Video) – images of soldiers, police, fireman
  • Steven Curtis Chapman – Do Everything for the Glory of God (Official Music Video) – Cartoons of chapman
  • Tenth Avenue North – Losing (Official Music Video) – Forgiving others
  • Tenth Avenue North – Worn (Official Music Video) – Forgiveness and God’s Love
  • Toby Mac – Eye on it (Official Music Video)
  • TobyMac – Tonight (Official Music Video) – there’s gotta be more than this, we want to rise
  • TobyMac – Feel It (Music Video)
  • TobyMac – Speak Life (Music Video)

 

 

Formed.org

Formed.org (Free for St. Jane Parishioner) – has great videos and audio talks. Here is the link about how to sign up for Formed - https://www.stjanesofeastonpa.com/catholic-media/formed-faith-formation-media/

About Us

St. Jane Parish is a family rooted in our faith in Jesus Christ and our devotion to his Church.  We strive always to be a welcoming community, with our doors open to all who seek the Lord.

Address: 4049 Hartley Avenue
Easton, PA 18045

Phone: 610-253-3553

Fax: 610-253-5711

Email: info@stjanesofeastonpa.com

 

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