Jesuits and lay colleagues from the Jesuits West Province have partnered with JesuitPrayer.org to provide Ignatian prayers, inspirational messages, and personal reflections based on Gospel and other daily readings - all delivered to subscribers' mobile phone, desktop, or email inbox.
Launched in 2012, the free service reaches nearly 11,000 daily email subscribers, along with thousands of weekly web visitors across the country, helping to forge stronger connections with Ignatian spirituality. To date, the mobile app has had more than 82,000 downloads. JesuitPrayer.org lets users carry with them a comprehensive, portable prayer aid that accompanies them wherever and whenever they devote time to prayer.
The day's featured scripture reading, reflection, and suggested prayer are sent daily to email users, while mobile app users can opt to be automatically reminded to access the site or pray the Daily Examen. Desktop users are able to visit JesuitPrayer.org at any time to see the day's content, or browse through the archives.
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Visit JesuitPrayer.org to subscribe to our daily email, download prayer cards, submit prayer requests and find links to Jesuit-related resources.
Among the most popular features are reflections written by Jesuits and Ignatian partners from ministries across the U.S., and a feature that allows users to electronically submit prayer requests, which are acknowledged within 24 hours and are prayed for weekly by Jesuits in our senior health communities, who also recognize the requests while celebrating Mass.
"As Jesuits West comes together, JesuitPrayer.org will provide all of us - scattered from Alaska to Arizona, Hawaii to Montana - with good prayers to use daily. And with reflections written by Jesuits and our friends from various works, this platform can really help us to feel united across the miles," said Fr. Chris Weekly, SJ, Jesuits West provincial assistant for parish and spiritual ministries.
"So far, JesuitPrayer.org has featured reflections by more than 400 Jesuits and lay colleagues, who reach people where they are - physically and spiritually," said Jeremy Langford, founding editor of JesuitPrayer.org and provincial assistant for advancement and communications for the Midwest Province Jesuits. "Besides growing our audience beyond our wildest imaginations, we have received and responded to over 22,000 prayer requests. Each week, we pass along to Jesuits messages of thanksgiving, expressions of doubt, petitions for people experiencing suffering in their lives, and parents praying for their kids. Today, when we ask ourselves what would St. Ignatius have us do, I believe he would encourage us to continue finding new ways to share JesuitPrayer.org with all, and we're very excited to partner with Jesuits and friends of the Society throughout the West."