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

  • Fourth Week of Ordinary Time: Jan. 28 - Feb. 3, 2018 

    Alexander, Andy, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2018-01-28)
    Jesus summoned the Twelve and began to send them out two by two and gave them authority over unclean spirits. He instructed them to take nothing for the journey but a walking stick -no food, no sack, no money in their ...
  • Third Week of Ordinary Time: Jan. 21 - 27, 2018 

    Alexander, Andy, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2018-01-21)
    "Is a lamp brought in to be placed under a bushel basket or under a bed, and not to be placed on a lampstand? For there is nothing hidden except to be made visible; nothing is secret except to come to light." Mark 4
  • First Week of Ordinary Time: Jan. 7 - 13, 2018 

    Alexander, Andy, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2018-01-07)
    "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
  • Fifth Week of Ordinary Time: Feb. 4 - 10, 2018 

    Alexander, Andy, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2018-02-04)
    Whatever villages or towns or countryside he entered, they laid the sick in the marketplaces and begged him that they might touch only the tassel on his cloak; and as many as touched it were healed. Mark 6
  • Second Week of Ordinary Time: Jan. 14 - 20, 2018 

    Alexander, Andy, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2018-01-14)
    "Can the wedding guests fast while the bridegroom is with them? As long as they have the bridegroom with them they cannot fast. But the days will come when the bridegroom is taken away from them, and then they will fast ...
  • Second Week of Christmas: Dec. 31, 2017 - Jan. 6, 2018 

    Alexander, Andy, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2017-12-31)
    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. 24 - 30, 2017 

    Alexander, Andy, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2017-12-24)
    "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. 10 - 16, 2017 

    Alexander, Andy, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2017-12-10)
    "Jerusalem, herald of good news! Fear not to cry out and say to the cities of Judah: Here is your God!" - Isaiah 40
  • Thirty-fourth Week of Ordinary Time: Nov. 26 - Dec. 2, 2017 

    Alexander, Andy, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2017-11-26)
    "I tell you truly, this poor widow put in more than all the rest; for those others have all made offerings from their surplus wealth, but she, from her poverty, has offered her whole livelihood." Luke 21
  • Thirty-third Week of Ordinary Time: Nov. 19 - 25, 2017 

    Alexander, Andy, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2017-11-19)
    But Zacchaeus stood there and said to the Lord, "Behold, half of my possessions, Lord, I shall give to the poor, and if I have extorted anything from anyone I shall repay it four times over." Luke 17
  • Third Week of Advent: Dec. 17 - 23, 2017 

    Alexander, Andy, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2017-12-17)
    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
  • Thirtieth Week of Ordinary Time: Oct. 29 - Nov. 4, 2017 

    Alexander, Andy, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2017-10-29)
    Rather, when you are invited, go and take the lowest place so that when the host comes to you he may say, "My friend, move up to a higher position." Luke 14
  • Thirty-second Week of Ordinary Time: Nov. 12 - 18, 2017 

    Alexander, Andy, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2017-11-12)
    "Ten were cleansed, were they not? Where are the other nine? Has none but this foreigner returned to give thanks to God?" Luke 17
  • Thirty-first Week of Ordinary Time: Nov. 5 - 11, 2017 

    Alexander, Andy, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2017-11-05)
    "Every one of you who does not renounce all his possessions cannot be my disciple." Luke 14
  • First Week of Advent: Dec. 3 - 9, 2017 

    Alexander, Andy, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2017-12-03)
    "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
  • Twenty-fifth Week of Ordinary Time: Sept. 24 - 30, 2017 

    Alexander, Andy, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2017-09-24)
    "Take nothing for the journey, neither walking stick, nor sack, nor food, nor money, and let no one take a second tunic. Whatever house you enter, stay there and leave from there." Luke 9
  • Twenty-eighth Week of Ordinary Time: Oct. 15 - 21, 2017 

    Alexander, Andy, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2017-10-15)
    "Are not five sparrows sold for two small coins? Yet not one of them has escaped the notice of God. Even the hairs of your head have all been counted. Do not be afraid. You are worth more than many sparrows." Luke 12
  • Twenty-sixth Week of Ordinary Time: Oct. 1 - 7, 2017 

    Alexander, Andy, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2017-10-01)
    "The harvest is abundant but the laborers are few; so ask the master of the harvest to send out laborers for his harvest." Luke 10
  • Twenty-fourth Week of Ordinary Time: Sept.17- 23, 2017 

    Alexander, Andy, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2017-09-17)
    "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-seventh Week of Ordinary Time:Oct. 8 - 14, 2017 

    Alexander, Andy, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2017-10-08)
    "Which of these three, in your opinion, was neighbor to the robbers" victim?" He answered, "The one who treated him with mercy." Jesus said to him, "Go and do likewise." Luke 10

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