The Sacred Space website is inspired by the spirituality of St. Ignatius of Loyola whose insights into God's working within the human heart have been of great assistance to countless people over the centuries and are more helpful than ever today. A work of the Irish Province of the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits), Sacred Space is available in a variety of languages including English and Chinese. Begun 15 years ago, it offers daily meditations on Holy Scripture and personal reflections aimed at helping us get in touch with God and experience his presence in our lives. To help us better prepare ourselves for more fully encountering Christ through Scripture, it guides us through sessions of prayer in six stages:
- The Presence of God
- The Word
In addition to the prayer offerings at Sacred Space, there are also links to Pray As You Go and the 3-Minute Retreat, both excellent resources for engaging more fully in prayerful meditation through Scripture, and in life, in the spirit of Ignatian contemplative prayer. Incorporating Scripture and questions for reflection for daily living, along with quieting or meaningful music and peaceful imagery, these additional daily prayer resources are well suited to those who lead busy lives but still desire to make more time for God in contemplative prayer.
Find these resources at:
Sacred Space: http://www.sacredspace.ie/
神圣的空间 (shenshengkongjian): http://www.shenshengkongjian.org/
Pray As You Go: http://www.pray-as-you-go.org/home/
3-Minute Retreat: http://www.loyolapress.com/3-minute-retreats-daily-online-prayer.htm
Pray As You Go and 3-Minute Retreat are also available as mobile phone apps.
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