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

  • Eighth Week of Ordinary Time and the First Four Days of Lent: Mar. 3-9, 2019 

    Alexander, Andy, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2019-03-03)
    This, rather, is the fasting that I wish: releasing those bound unjustly, untying the thongs of the yoke; Setting free the oppressed... Isaiah 58
  • Sixth Week of Ordinary Time: Feb. 17-23, 2019 

    Alexander, Andy, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2019-02-17)
    "But who do you say that I am?" Peter said to him in reply, "You are the Christ." Mark 8
  • Fifth Week of Ordinary Time: Feb. 10-16, 2019 

    Alexander, Andy, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2019-02-10)
    "You disregard God's commandment but cling to human tradition." Mark 7
  • Seventh Week of Ordinary Time: Feb. 24 - Mar. 2, 2019 

    Alexander, Andy, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2019-02-24)
    I give you a new commandment, says the Lord: love one another as I have loved you. John 13:34
  • Second Week of Ordinary Time: Jan. 20 - 26, 2019 

    Alexander, Andy, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2019-01-20)
    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. 27-Feb. 2, 2019 

    Alexander, Andy, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2019-01-27)
    "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
  • Fourth Week of Ordinary Time: Feb. 3-9, 2019 

    Alexander, Andy, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2019-02-03)
    "When Jesus disembarked and saw the vast crowd, his heart was moved with pity for them, for they were like sheep without a shepherd; and he began to teach them many things." - Mark 6
  • First Week of Ordinary Time: Jan. 13-19, 2019 

    Alexander, Andy, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2019-01-13)
    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
  • Third Week of Christmas: Jan. 6-12, 2019 

    Alexander, Andy, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2019-01-06)
    "In this is love: not that we have loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as expiation for our sins." Mark 4
  • First Week of Advent: Dec. 2-8, 2018 

    Alexander, Andy, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2018-12-02)
    "They shall beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks; One nation shall not raise the sword against another, nor shall they train for war again." - Isaiah 2
  • Second Week of Advent: Dec. 9-15, 2018 

    Alexander, Andy, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2018-12-09)
    Strengthen the hands that are feeble, make firm the knees that are weak, Say to those whose hearts are frightened: Be strong, fear not! Here is your God.... Isaiah 35
  • Fourth Week of Advent and First Week of Christmas: Dec. 23-29, 2018 

    Alexander, Andy, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2018-12-23)
    "Do not be afraid; I proclaim to you good news of great joy. For today a savior has been born for you who is Christ and Lord. And this will be a sign for you: you will find an infant wrapped in swaddling clothes and lying ...
  • Second Week of Christmas: Dec. 30 - Jan. 5, 2019 

    Alexander, Andy, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2018-12-30)
    "The sower sows the word. Those sown among thorns are... the people who hear the word, but worldly anxiety, the lure of riches, and the craving for other things intrude and choke the word, and it bears no fruit." Mark 4
  • Third Week of Advent: Dec. 16-22, 2018 

    Alexander, Andy, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2018-12-16)
    "Then the angel said to her, ' Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. Behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall name him Jesus.' ....Mary said, 'Behold, I am the handmaid of ...
  • Thirty-Fourth Week of Ordinary Time: Nov. 25 - Dec. 1, 2018 

    Alexander, Andy, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2018-11-25)
    Beware that your hearts do not become drowsy from carousing and drunkenness and the anxieties of daily life, and that day catch you by surprise like a trap. Luke 18
  • Thirty-Third Week of Ordinary Time: Nov. 18-24, 2018 

    Alexander, Andy, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2018-11-18)
    "What do you want me to do for you?" He replied, "Lord, please let me see." Luke 18
  • Thirty-Second Week of Ordinary Time: Nov. 11-17, 2018 

    Alexander, Andy, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2018-11-11)
    "Whoever seeks to preserve his life will lose it, but whoever loses it will save it." Luke 17
  • Twenty-Ninth Week of Ordinary Time: Oct. 21-27, 2018 

    Alexander, Andy, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2018-10-21)
    "Much will be required of the person entrusted with much, and still more will be demanded of the person entrusted with more." Luke 12
  • Thirtieth Week of Ordinary Time: Oct. 28 - Nov. 3, 2018 

    Alexander, Andy, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2018-10-28)
    "Woman, you are set free of your infirmity." He laid his hands on her, and she at once stood up straight and glorified God." Luke 13
  • Thirty-First Week of Ordinary Time: Nov. 4-10, 2018 

    Alexander, Andy, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2018-11-04)
    "When you hold a banquet, invite the poor, the crippled,the lame, the blind; blessed indeed will you be because of their inability to repay you.." Luke 14

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