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Year of Prayer

In 2025, the Church will celebrate her Jubilee, which is celebrate every 25 years. To prepare for this wonderful event, Pope Francis has initiated a Year of Prayer for 2024, to make the year preceding the Jubilee “a great ‘symphony’ of prayer”.

To help you celebrate this Year of Prayer, we have gathered together CTS’ vast collection of resources on prayer. These resources consist of free blogs, helpful prayer books, and inspiring prayer guides and devotionals. Scroll down to find resources to help nurture your prayer life, wherever you are on your prayer journey.

We will also be focusing on prayer in our weekly Holy Minute emails, bringing your weekly focus back to God in prayer.

Click here to read Pope Francis’ Letter of the Holy Father Francis for the Promotion of the New Evangelisation for the Jubilee 2025

CTS Prayer Resources

Catholic Prayer Library

Catholic Prayer Library

All the Catholic prayers you need can be found in our Catholic Prayer Library. Sourced from our own prayer books, this collection of prayers will help you speak to God.

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Blogs on Prayer & Devotion

Blogs on Prayer & Devotion

How can you overcome common obstacles to prayer? Why go to Eucharistic Adoration? How can you pray the Rosary more often? Ignite your prayer life with our blogs on prayer and devotion, taken from a wide range of CTS publications.

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How to Pray

There are many ways of praying. You can enjoy exploring them, but the choice might drive you crazy. It’s like being trapped in Tesco because you can’t decide which breakfast cereal to buy. The supermarket aisle stretches into the middle distance. Each box offers some magical, life-changing experience. What if you pick the wrong one?

If you don’t know where to start, here are some simple ideas. The focus here is on personal prayer, but praying with others can be equally important. It helps, if possible, to set aside a certain time each day for personal prayer. Mornings are best for most people, but evenings can work too. It might mean setting the alarm a few minutes earlier or cutting down on the TV or the social media before going to bed.

It’s not always easy. Things get in the way. You might notice an inner resistance. A long list of excuses begins to appear. For some reason it’s hard to give time to God. But it can make a real difference.

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This blog is extracted from our book SYCAMORE: The Catholic Faith Explained.

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Praying the Nicene Creed James Matthew Wilson

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How to Pray at Catholic Mass

How to Pray at Catholic Mass

Serving both as a helpful guide to those new to the Mass and as a refresher to practising Catholics, this blog clearly explains how to pray at Mass, what to do when you're struggling to pray at Mass, and also outlines the structure of the Mass.

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Morning Offering by St Thérèse of Lisieux

O my God! I offer you all my actions of this day for the intentions and for the glory of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. I desire to sanctify every beat of my heart, my every thought, my simplest works, by uniting them to its infinite merits; and I wish to make reparation for my sins by casting them into the furnace of its merciful love. O my God! I ask of you for myself and for those whom I hold dear the grace to fulfil perfectly your holy will, to accept for love of you the joys and sorrows of this passing life, so that we may one day be united together in Heaven for all eternity. Amen.

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This prayer is extracted from our book Saint Therese of Lisieux: Prayers and Devotions

Prayer Books for Children

The Rosary

The Rosary Juliette Levivier

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My Little Missal Maïte Roche

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My Simple Prayer Book David Belmonte, Pierpaolo Finaldi

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My Simple Mass Book

My Simple Mass Book David Belmonte, Pierpaolo Finaldi

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Jesus, I Adore You Sabine du Mesnil

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How to Pray the Rosary More Often

by Fr Lawrence Lew, OP (Promoter General of the Rosary for the Dominican Order)

People often ask me how best to pray the Rosary, or they tell me that they’ve struggled with the Rosary and find it difficult. And some have thus given up on the Rosary. My own experience has also been one of struggle with the Rosary, and my mind wanders, I get distracted, or I find myself just going through the paces but not really concentrating on the meditation. 

However, I find that having sacred art before my eyes does focus my mind. Nowhere is this more apparent to me than in my own Rosary Shrine church in London, where each mystery of the Dominican Rosary is depicted in sculpture or stained glass. As I walk from one Rosary Chapel to the next, slowly praying the ‘Hail Marys’ I enter these distinct chapels dedicated to each of the mysteries, and it is as though I am entering the mystery itself, and as I gaze on the sculpted tableaux, I find myself interacting with the art, the imagination is engaged, and the scenes come to life in my mind’s eye. This engagement of intellect and imagination is vital, it seems to me, when we meditate on the Rosary, and my hope is that this book [Mysteries Made Visible – click here] can guide us in doing so. Occasionally, music can also help to focus the mind. 

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This blog is extracted from our book Mysteries Made Visible: Praying the Rosary With Sacred Art

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