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

  • 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
  • Third Week of Easter: April 18 - 24, 2021 

    Alexander, Andy, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2021-04-18)
    "I am the Bread of Life." - John 6
  • Fourth Week of Easter: April 25 - May 1, 2021 

    Alexander, Andy, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2021-04-25)
    "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me." - John 14
  • 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
  • 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

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