January 2018

Happy New Year Holy Spirit Friends!

The Jesus PrayerI hope your spiritual journey of deepening your experience with prayer has been filling your heart with the love that Jesus has for you! Scott Richert writes that Christians know that the very name of Jesus has great power and the recitation of His Name is itself a form of prayer. The beautiful Jesus Prayer is easy to memorize and it is one that brings me so much comfort. I hope that it does the same for you.

Click here to read more about the Jesus prayer.

Contemplative Prayer - Centering Prayer

One form of prayer to consider introducing into your prayer life in the new year is contemplative prayer. Fr. Ron Rolheiser wrote a lovely article in 2017 called "A Prayer For Stillness" that may encourage you to make this practice part of your prayer life. It's worth reading!

January - Month of the Holy Name of Jesus

...and you will name him Jesus. Luke 1:31bThe month of January is traditionally dedicated to the Holy Name of Jesus. After the Blessed Virgin Mary conceived by the Holy Spirit, the angel Gabriel appeared to St. Joseph and told him that the Child’s name should be called Jesus, meaning “God Saves.” For Catholics, Jesus’ sacred name is the object of a special devotion symbolized by the monogram “IHS,” (sometimes called a Christogram), which is the first three letters of the Greek spelling of His name.

- Adapted from "The Catholic Company" Daily Readings.

25 Names of Jesus to Use in Prayer

Litany of the Holy Name of Jesus

Prayer to the Holy Name of Jesus

"At the name of Jesus every knee should bend, in heaven and on earth and under the earth,
and every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord."

- Philippians 2:10-11

Prayers of Petition - Ideas for January

January Prayer

Forms of Prayer

Faith Plan in Action

January Prayer Prayers of Petition - Our Father St. Catherine School Christmas Concert

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Prayers of Petition: With these prayers, we ask God for things we need—primarily spiritual needs, but physical ones as well. Our prayers of petition should always include a statement of our willingness to accept God's will, whether He directly answers our prayer or not.

The Our Father is a good example of a prayer of petition, and the line "Thy will be done" shows that, in the end, we acknowledge that God's plans for us are more important than what we desire.

Prayer Petition to the Holy Name of Jesus

Add your Prayer of Petition to a Prayer Wall

Praising God in song - "O Come Let Us Adore Him". (St. Catherine School students)

Do not worry about anything, but in everything pray

Contact Information

Joann Bartley, Director of Religious Education
Holy Spirit Roman Catholic Separate
Regional Division No. 4
620 12 Street B North, Lethbridge, AB T1H 2L7
(403) 327-9555

Email: Joann Bartley

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