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

  • First Week of Ordinary Time: Jan. 12-18, 2020 

    Alexander, Andy, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2020-01-12)
    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
  • Second Week of Ordinary Time: Jan. 19-25, 2020 

    Alexander, Andy, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2020-01-19)
    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
  • Third Week of Christmas: Jan. 5-11, 2020 

    Alexander, Andy, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2020-01-05)
    In this is love: not that we have loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as expiation for our sins. 1 John 4
  • Second Week of Christmas: Dec. 29, 2019 - Jan. 4, 2020 

    Alexander, Andy, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2020-12-29)
    Then the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all they had heard and seen, just as it had been told to them. Luke 2
  • Fourth Week of Advent and Christmas: Dec. 22-28, 2019 

    Alexander, Andy, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2019-12-22)
    Therefore the Lord himself will give you this sign: the virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall name him Emmanuel. Isaiah 7
  • Second Week of Advent: December 8-14, 2019 

    Alexander, Andy, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2019-12-08)
    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
  • First Week of Advent: December 1-7, 2019 

    Alexander, Andy, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2019-12-01)
    On this mountain he will destroy the veil that veils all peoples, The web that is woven over all nations; he will destroy death forever. The Lord GOD will wipe away the tears from all faces; Isaiah 25
  • Thirty-third Week of Ordinary Time: Nov. 17-23, 2019 

    Alexander, Andy, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2019-11-17)
    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
  • Thirty-second Week of Ordinary Time: Nov. 10-16, 2019 

    Alexander, Andy, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2019-11-10)
    "Ten were cleansed, were they not? Where are the other nine? Has none but this foreigner returned to give thanks to God?" Luke 17
  • Third Week of Advent: Dec. 15 - 21, 2019 

    Alexander, Andy, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2019-12-15)
    Behold, the virgin shall be with child and bear a son, and they shall name him Emmanuel which means "God is with us." - Matthew 1
  • Thirty-fourth Week of Ordinary Time: Nov. 24-30, 2019 

    Alexander, Andy, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2019-11-24)
    "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
  • Twenty-sixth Week of Ordinary Time: Sept. 29 - Oct. 5, 2019 

    Alexander, Andy, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2019-09-29)
    "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-eighth Week of Ordinary Time: Oct. 13-19, 2019 

    Alexander, Andy, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2019-10-13)
    "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-seventh Week of Ordinary Time: Oct. 6-12, 2019 

    Alexander, Andy, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2019-10-06)
    "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
  • Thirty-first Week of Ordinary Time: Nov. 3-9, 2019 

    Alexander, Andy, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2019-11-03)
    "Every one of you who does not renounce all his possessions cannot be my disciple." Luke 14
  • Thirtieth Week of Ordinary Time: Oct. 27 - Nov. 2, 2019 

    Alexander, Andy, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2019-10-27)
    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
  • Twenty-ninth Week of Ordinary Time: Oct. 20-26, 2019 

    Alexander, Andy, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2019-10-20)
    Much will be required of the person entrusted with much, and still more will be demanded of the person entrusted with more. Luke 12
  • Twenty-second Week of Ordinary Time: Sept. 1-7, 2019 

    Alexander, Andy, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2019-09-01)
    He unrolled the scroll and found the passage where it was written: "The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to bring glad tidings to the poor...." Luke 4
  • Twenty-fourth Week of Ordinary Time: Sept. 15-21, 2019 

    Alexander, Andy, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2019-09-15)
    "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-third Week of Ordinary Time: Sept. 8-14, 2019 

    Alexander, Andy, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2019-09-08)
    "For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them." Matthew 18

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