About this collection:

This is an archive of the Weekly Guides written to assist you in daily prayer. These are not specific meditations, and they don't replace the Daily Reflections. This is an aid to help each of us listen to the movements of the scriptures for a whole week and to name some desires within us that we can bring to the Lord. This will help let those desires interact with the concrete events of our day.

Part of each weekly guide will be to scan the readings for the week, to make it easier to see the week as a whole. The second part will to offer some help in naming possible desires that will shape our relationship with the Lord throughout the week.

May our Lord bless us all as we grow in finding intimacy with God in our everyday lives.


For the most current Weekly Guides, please go to the Weekly Guide for Daily Prayer website.

Recent Submissions

  • Twenty-fourth Week of Ordinary Time: Sept. 12-18, 2021 

    Alexander, Andy, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2021-09-12)
    "So I tell you, her many sins have been forgiven; hence, she has shown great love. But the one to whom little is forgiven, loves little." -Luke 7
  • Twenty-Third Week of Ordinary Time: Sept. 5-11, 2021 

    Alexander, Andy, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2021-09-05)
    "Stop judging and you will not be judged. Stop condemning and you will not be condemned. Forgive and you will be forgiven.." -Luke 6
  • Eighteenth Week of Ordinary Time: Aug. 1-7, 2021 

    Alexander, Andy, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2021-08-01)
    When the disciples saw him walking on the sea they were terrified. ... they cried out in fear. Jesus spoke to them, "Take courage, it is I; do not be afraid." - Matthew 14
  • Twenty-second Week of Ordinary Time: Aug. 29 - Sept. 4, 2021 

    Alexander, Andy, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2021-08-29)
    Hear the prayer of your servants, for you are ever gracious to your people; and lead us in the way of justice. - Sirach 36
  • Twenty-First Week of Ordinary Time: Aug. 22-28, 2021 

    Alexander, Andy, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2021-08-22)
    You pay tithes of mint and dill and cumin, and have neglected the weightier things of the law: judgment and mercy and fidelity. - Matthew 23
  • Twentieth Week of Ordinary Time: Aug. 15-21, 2021 

    Alexander, Andy, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2021-08-15)
    Jesus said to him, "If you wish to be perfect, go, sell what you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me." When the young man heard this statement, he went away sad, for he had ...
  • Nineteenth Week of Ordinary Time: Aug. 8-14, 2021 

    Alexander, Andy, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2021-08-08)
    For where two or three are gathered in my name, there I am in the midst of them. - Matthew 18
  • Fifteenth Week of Ordinary Time: July 11-17, 2021 

    Alexander, Andy, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2021-07-11)
    Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am meek and humble of heart... For my yoke is easy, and my burden light. - Matthew 11
  • Fourteenth Week of Ordinary Time: July 4-10, 2021 

    Alexander, Andy, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2021-07-04)
    "Cure the sick, raise the dead, cleanse the lepers, drive out demons. Without cost you have received; without cost you are to give." - Matthew 10
  • Seventeenth Week of Ordinary Time: July 25-31, 2021 

    Alexander, Andy, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2021-07-25)
    "The Lord, a merciful and gracious God, slow to anger and rich in kindness and fidelity, continuing his kindness for a thousand generations, and forgiving wickedness and crime and sin..." - Exodus 33
  • Sixteenth Week of Ordinary Time: July 18-24, 2021 

    Alexander, Andy, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2021-07-18)
    The seed sown among thorns is the one who hears the word, but then worldly anxiety and the lure of riches choke the word and it bears no fruit. - Matthew 13
  • Tenth Week of Ordinary Time: June: 6-12, 2021 

    Alexander, Andy, S.J.
    "So I tell you, her many sins have been forgiven because she has shown great love. But the one to whom little is forgiven, loves little." Luke 7
  • Twelfth Week of Ordinary Time: June 20-26, 2021 

    Alexander, Andy, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2021-06-20)
    "Lord, if you wish, you can make me clean." Jesus stretched out his hand, touched him, and said, "I will do it." - Matthew 8
  • Thirteenth Week of Ordinary Time: June 27 - July 3, 2021 

    Alexander, Andy, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2021-06-26)
    Jesus saw a man named Matthew sitting at the customs post. He said to him, "Follow me." And he got up and followed him. Matthew 9
  • Eleventh Week of Ordinary Time: June 13-19, 2021 

    Alexander, Andy, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2021-06-13)
    I say to you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.... For if you love those who love you, what recompense will you have? Matthew 5
  • Ninth Week of Ordinary Time: May 30 - June 5, 2021 

    Alexander, Andy, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2021-05-30)
    You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart... You shall love your neighbor as yourself. There is no other commandment greater than these." Mark 12
  • Eighth Week of Ordinary Time: May 23-29, 2021 

    Alexander, Andy, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2021-05-23)
    Jesus, looking at him, loved him and said to him, "You are lacking in one thing. Go, sell what you have, and give to the poor and you will have treasure in heaven; then come, follow me." - Mark 10
  • Seventh Week of Easter: May 16-22, 2021 

    Alexander, Andy, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2021-05-16)
    "Father, they are your gift to me. I wish that where I am they also may be with me, that they may see my glory that you gave me, because you loved me." - John 17
  • Sixth Week of Easter: May 9-15, 2021 

    Alexander, Andy, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2021-05-09)
    "It was not you who chose me, but I who chose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit that will remain." - John 15
  • Fifth Week of Easter: May 2-8, 2021 

    Alexander, Andy, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2021-05-02)
    Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give it to you. Do not let your hearts be troubled or afraid. - John 14

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