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

  • The Triduum: April 1-3, 2021 

    Alexander, Andy, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2021-04-01)
    The days of his saving Passion and glorious Resurrection are approaching, by which the pride of the ancient foe is vanquished and the mystery of our redemption in Christ is celebrated. - Preface II of the Passion of the Lord
  • Fifth Week of Lent: Mar. 21-27, 2021 

    Alexander, Andy, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2021-03-21)
    You will that our self-denial should give you thanks, humble our sinful pride, and contribute to the feeding of the poor, and so help us imitate you in your kindness. - Preface for Lent III
  • Easter Week: April 4-10, 2021 

    Alexander, Andy, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2021-04-04)
    "Why do you seek the living one among the dead? He is not here, but he has been raised." Luke 24:5
  • Second Week of Easter: April 11-17, 2021 

    Alexander, Andy, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2021-04-11)
    Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, so I send you. John 20:21
  • Beginning Holy Week: Mar. 28-31, 2021 

    Alexander, Andy, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2021-03-28)
    Jesus was deeply troubled and testified, "One of you will betray me." One of his disciples, the one whom Jesus loved, was reclining at Jesus' side. He leaned back against Jesus' chest and said to him, "Master, who is it?" John 13
  • Fourth Week of Lent: Mar. 14-20, 2021 

    Alexander, Andy, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2021-03-14)
    The things of the past shall not be remembered or come to mind. Instead, there shall always be rejoicing and happiness in what I create; For I create Jerusalem to be a joy and its people to be a delight. Isaiah 65
  • Second Week of Lent: Feb. 28 - Mar. 6, 2021 

    Alexander, Andy, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2021-02-28)
    "Stop judging and you will not be judged. Stop condemning and you will not be condemned. Forgive and you will be forgiven." -- Luke 6
  • Third Week of Lent: Mar. 7-13, 2021 

    Alexander, Andy, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2021-03-07)
    "By your gracious gift each year your faithful await the sacred paschal feasts with the joy of minds made pure." - Preface for Lent I
  • First Week of Lent: Feb. 21-27, 2021 

    Alexander, Andy, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2021-02-21)
    If you bring your gift to the altar, and there recall that your brother has anything against you, leave your gift there at the altar, go first and be reconciled with your brother, and then come and offer your gift. -- Matthew 5
  • Sixth Week of Ordinary Time and First Four Days of Lent: Feb. 14-20, 2021 

    Alexander, Andy, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2021-02-14)
    This, rather, is the fasting that I wish: releasing those bound unjustly, untying the thongs of the yoke; Setting free the oppressed... Isaiah 58
  • Fifth Week of Ordinary Time: Feb. 7-13, 2021 

    Alexander, Andy, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2021-02-07)
    "They ate and were satisfied. They picked up the fragments left over -- seven baskets. There were about four thousand people." - Mark 8
  • Fourth Week of Ordinary Time: Jan. 31 - Feb. 6, 2021 

    Alexander, Andy, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2021-01-31)
    "The measure with which you measure will be measured out to you, and still more will be given to you. To the one who has, more will be given." - Mark 4
  • Second Week of Ordinary Time: Jan. 17-23, 2021 

    Alexander, Andy, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2021-01-17)
    He had cured many and, as a result, those who had diseases were pressing upon him to touch him. And whenever unclean spirits saw him they would fall down before him and shout, "You are the Son of God." Mark 3:10-11
  • Third Week of Ordinary Time: Jan. 24-30, 2021 

    Alexander, Andy, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2021-01-24)
    "The measure with which you measure will be measured out to you, and still more will be given to you. To the one who has, more will be given." - Mark 4
  • First Week of Ordinary Time: Jan. 10-16, 2021 

    Alexander, Andy, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2021-01-10)
    Jesus saw Simon and his brother Andrew casting their nets into the sea; they were fishermen. Jesus said to them, "Come after me, and I will make you fishers of men." Then they left their nets and followed him." Mark 1
  • First Week of Ordinary Time: Jan. 3-9, 2021 

    Alexander, Andy, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2021-01-03)
    "Beloved, we love God because he first loved us. " 1 John 4
  • Second Week of Christmas: Dec. 27, 2020 - Jan. 2, 2021 

    Alexander, Andy, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2020-12-27)
    The two disciples heard what he said and followed Jesus. Jesus turned and saw them following him and said to them, "What are you looking for?" John 1
  • Fourth Sunday of Advent and Christmas Week: Dec. 20- 26, 2020 

    Alexander, Andy, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2020-12-20)
    "Do not be afraid;for behold, I proclaim to you good news of great joy. For todaya savior has been born .... And this will be a sign for you: you will find an infant wrapped in swaddling clothes and lying in a manger." Luke: 2
  • Second Week of Advent: Dec. 6-12. 2021 

    Alexander, Andy, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2021-12-06)
    "Jerusalem, herald of good news! Fear not to cry out and say to the cities of Judah: Here is your God!" - Isaiah 40
  • Third Week of Advent: Dec. 13 - 19, 2020 

    Alexander, Andy, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2020-12-13)
    Let justice descend, O heavens, like dew from above, like gentle rain let the skies drop it down. Let the earth open and salvation bud forth; let justice also spring up! Isaiah: 45

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