Daily prayer online

Break free from summer’s spiritual dog days

Cathleen Falsani offers seven things to do during the summer in the Chicago Sun-Times,

2) Pray, by yourself, with others, online

There are myriad Web sites where you can leave a prayer request, pick up someone else’s prayer request to pray for, be guided in prayer by clergy, or join in a prayer chain. has scads of different online prayer chat rooms where you pray with others for yourself, family and friends or strangers.

Among the more interesting Web-based prayer sites I found while killing some dog-day time earlier this week was Sacred Space, a site run by the Jesuit fathers in Ireland. At, the kind Irish priests will guide you through a 10-minute prayer session right at your computer, with on-screen cues and scripture passages chosen especially for each day. It’s free.

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