Thursday, October 11, 2007

Daily Prayer Technology

In our technological world, the noise and distraction of constant sound and information overload can keep us from solitude, silence and meditation. However, is it possible that tech tools can also be used to help us FIND a place of peace at God's feet?

I have discovered one such tool for my iPod. You can find it at the website of Pray As You Go.

This site, from Jesuit Media Initiatives, offers a wonderful podcast for personal meditation and prayer. Each daily episode is about 12 minutes long, follows the seasons of the Christian year, and includes time for prayer, and listening to and meditating on Scripture. The music is wonderful and calming; it ranges from classical sacred to choral to Taize and other quiet international worship styles. Each reader speaks with devout feeling and clarity. Occasionally, there will be special seasonal or devotional emphases.

I like to use this podcast to shape my final thoughts as I fall asleep at night.

You can also subscribe to Pray as You Go from the iTunes Music Store. However, I recommend that you take time to look at the website to examine their other resources as well.

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