I wanted to take the time to tell you about what pray-as-you-go has meant to me. I found it through Sacred Space where I try to pray often, and I download it to my ipod to carry along for my walks or during the day when I need a spiritual refuge. But on a more serious note, I credit this with having lifted me out of my depression and having restored my faith. Quite recently, I had lost faith for a lot of reasons, too many to list here. I felt alone, frightened, and ready to call it quits, on not just faith but life. The more I tried to push the Lord away, the more I felt a small pull: a still, small voice drawing me back, not wanting to let me go. I ignored until I could not anymore. I had used Sacred Space and pray-as-you-go on and off before, even if I had to force myself to sit and do it, not really believing in it. This time was different. When I was looking for new music to download, I came across it in Podcasts, not once, but several times by "accident", it kept popping up and felt the Lord pushing me to give us another chance. It has not been an easy journey, not for one with a stubborn and independent will. But someone there should know, it has been more than just a daily blessing to me. It helped me respond to the Lord and quite literally saved my life. Many thanks to you all, and may God continue to bless this ministry and all who participate in it!
I am an executive coach, and discovering a spiritual path that resonates with me has been an important part of my life journey. A Jesuit friend, Jorge Julio Mejía, sent an email to his yahoo group, letting us know about Pray-as-you-go. This has been a wonderful gift for me, because it has helped me find a way to pray that really speaks to me. This has helped me structure my daily praying practice and I listen to it every day in my computer, at home, at the beginning of my day. As I wake up early in the morning, I sit in my bed and start my daily prayer listening to pray-as-you-go. The way it is structured has brought the scriptures closer to me and has become the best way to start my day connected to God. Thanks to all that have made this initiative possible! You have helped me find a much enjoyable way to start every day bringing God to my life and speaking to Jesus as a loved friend as I prepare for my day. I carry the daily message of the prayer into the day. Many times when the going gets difficult, I connect to Pray-as you-go, stop in the middle of the day and re-connect to God, supported by this wonderful website. I am very auditive, so the music and the voice of the person that leads the prayer are so beautiful that creates a perfect space for my daily praying practice. May God bless all of you that work to keep this initiative alive.
I would like to thank you for the service you provide. There are times when I wish to sit back and be led through my private worship of God. You help me do this and with the added benefit of beautiful music. If I could add I really enjoy the music when the words are in English as I find it more meaningful being English speaking. I say this because I was so impressed with the St Patrick's prayer sung today (24th August). Thank you.
I'm a newcomer to broadband and a non-catholic friend talked me through itunes/PAYG sign up over the phone! I couldn't be happier with my morning ritual of tuning in, volume raised, sitting in my 'meditation' chair across the room and listening to each days opening talk, music, queries and the universal Glory Be at the end. Your readers have beautiful voices and the variety of music is wonderful. My next purchase will be an MP3 player/ipod so I can listen to you on morning or evening walks as well! Thanks to you and to my good friend, Cynthia!
I work in a Jesuit university and learned about PAYG from a Jesuit friend. Since then I have always downloaded the prayers in my mp3 player and prayed during my early morning walks. The music and the guided reflection always help me in my prayer. Thank you so much for this ministry. I have printed the posters and posted them in the faculty workroom and invited friends to the web site. I hope you will continue this wonderful work. God bless you all. Muchisimas gracias!