Thanks to you for this initiative which is greatly welcomed. I took St. Ignatius's spiritual exercises during one year with the Madrid Jesuits and my biggest fear was to lose contact with spirituality once exercises were finished. Pray-as-you-go has helped me a lot to keep it up!
After a long search, I hit upon PAYG on iTunes. Spot on! I edit theological and biblical studies books. Before I start punching keys at the computer, I start my morning with PAYG, ably assisted by my cat, Zoe. The content is outstanding, and the length is perfect for me. This podcast has helped me to recover and rediscover the discipline and blessing of praying regularly at the start of the day, before the world's demands come flooding in. Thanks for this wonderful ministry, and please keep it going.
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.