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Jesus the Lord, by Roc O’Connor and the Saint Louis Jesuits

The song/video "Jesus the Lord,” by Roc O’Connor and the Saint Louis Jesuits," available on YouTube (6:24) with lyrics, is best used on day 4.

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Walk with Me

The song/video "Walk with Me," by Jesus Culture, available on YouTube (10:22) with lyrics, is simple and powerful. It is best used on day 3.

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Make Me a Channel of Your Peace

The song/video "Make Me a Channel of Your Peace," available on YouTube (3:39) with images, photos, and lyrics, is best used on day 3.

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Let There Be Peace on Earth—Sing Along

The song/video "Let There Be Peace on Earth—Sing Along," available on YouTube (2:41) with photos and lyrics, is best used on day 2.

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Open My Eyes

The song/video "Open My Eyes," by Jesse Manibusan, available on YouTube (2:54) with lyrics, is best used on day 1.

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God Bless America

The song/video "God Bless America," by the Barrington Breakfast Rotary, available on YouTube (2:24) with lyrics, is a rousing prayer. It is best used on day 3.

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Take, Lord, Receive

The song/video "Take, Lord, Receive," by John Foley and the Saint Louis Jesuits, in Memory of Fr. Bob Bedard C.C., available on YouTube (4:27), is best used on day 1.

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Be Not Afraid—St. Louis Jesuits & Bob Dufford, S.J.

The song/video "Be Not Afraid—St. Louis Jesuits & Bob Dufford, S.J.," available on YouTube (4:36), is best used on day 4.

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A Mighty Fortress Is Our God—Haven of Rest Quartet (Acapella)

The song/video "A Mighty Fortress Is Our God—Haven of Rest Quartet (Acapella)," available on YouTube (2:46) with lyrics, is best used on day 2.

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Palestrina—Sicut cervus

The song/video "Palestrina—Sicut cervus," performed by the Cambridge Singers, available on YouTube (3:17) with lyrics, is best used on day 1.

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Gregorian Chant

The song/video "Gregorian Chant," performed by the Monastic Choir of the Abbey of St. Pierre de Solesmes, in 1930, is available on YouTube (45:19). The Abbey of Solesmes is a Benedictine monastery renowned for its teaching of chant. The first chant is the Sanctus (Holy, Holy, Holy) from the Mass. It ends at 2:19. This would be an appropriate opening prayer for day 1. An English translation should be provided to the students.

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The Nicene Creed in Original Greek

The video "The Nicene Creed in Original Greek," proclaimed by Pope Benedict XVI and the Orthodox Patriarch of Constantinople, Bartholomew I, is available on YouTube (2:28) with excellent photos of the two prelates, art, and icons. It is best used on day 3 or day 4.

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Christ Be Our Light

The song/video "Christ Be Our Light," by Bernadette Farrell, is available on YouTube (3:34) with lyrics and nature scenes. It is best on day 3 or day 4.

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This Little Light of Mine

The song/video "This Little Light of Mine," by Harry Dixon Loes (University of New Hampshire), is available on YouTube (2:34). It is best used for closing prayer on day 1.

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We Are the Light of the World

The song/video "We Are the Light of the World," by Jean A. Greif, available on YouTube (2:58) with lyrics, is the Beatitudes set to music. It is best used for opening prayer on day 1.

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Love Knows No End

The song/video "Love Knows No End," by Hillsong Live, available on YouTube (5:24) with lyrics, is best used on day 4 as a closing prayer.

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Forgiveness

The song/video "Forgiveness," by Matthew West, available on YouTube (4:26) with lyrics, is best on day 3

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Let It Go

The song/video "Let It Go," by Tenth Avenue North, available on YouTube (3:19) with lyrics, is best on day 2.

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Sermon on the Mount: The Lord’s Prayer

The video "Sermon on the Mount: The Lord’s Prayer," by LearnAboutTheBible, available on YouTube (2:18), is the English of the King James version. It is best used on day 1.

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The Lord’s Prayer

The song/video "The Lord’s Prayer," performed by Andrea Bocelli and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, available on YouTube (4:30), is an option for opening prayer on day 4.

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Abba Father—Acoustic Cover

The song/video "Abba Father—Acoustic Cover," by Carey Landry, available on YouTube (3:30), is best for opening prayer on day 3.

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Abba Father

The song/video "Abba Father," by Klaus Kuehn with Kari Jobe, available on YouTube (6:01), is best on day 3.

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The Lord’s Prayer (Aramaic)

The song/video "The Lord’s Prayer” (Aramaic)," by Ratheesh Mathew, available on YouTube (4:21), is best for opening prayer on day 2.

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Come Worship the Lord

The song/video "Come Worship the Lord," by John Michael Talbot, is available on YouTube (7:58). Point out that this song is based on Psalm 95. Commentary includes an explanation of the liturgy as a dance, with gestures. You may want to try following the instructions for the gestures. It is best used on day 3.

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10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord)

The song/video "10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord)," by Matt Redman, available on YouTube (4:22), encompasses the entire day in worship. This song/video may be used as the hymn with Midday Prayer on day 3.

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I Lift Up My Soul

The song/video "I Lift Up My Soul," by Tim Manion and the Saint Louis Jesuits, available on YouTube (3:00) with lyrics, shows views of Catholic liturgy and prayer as well as natural scenes. It is best used on days 1 or 2.

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What Is the Difference between Meditation and Contemplation?

The video "What Is the Difference between Meditation and Contemplation?" by Spiritual Direction, is available on YouTube (4:03). A Catholic priest explains these two forms of prayer. It is best used on day 4.

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Stillness—Meditation, Prayer, Worship

The video "Stillness—Meditation, Prayer, Worship," by Emo Teofanov, is available on YouTube (1:06:40). The first few minutes outline the basics of contemplative prayer. The author then leads the viewer through a session of stillness and prayer. It is best used on day 4.

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Illumination—Peaceful Gregorian Chants—Dan Gibson’s Solitude

The video "Illumination—Peaceful Gregorian Chants—Dan Gibson’s Solitude" is available on YouTube (1:01:00). It is Latin chant. In some places, the Liturgy of the Hours is still chanted in Latin. In most places in the United States, Gregorian chant melodies are used, but the words are in English. It is best used on day 3.

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Everyday God—Be with Us

The song/video "Everyday God—Be with Us," available on YouTube (4:54), is appropriate as an opening or closing prayer on any day. There are several videos of "Everyday God," by Bernadette Farrell, on YouTube. One, uploaded by Weng Daquilanea, uses slides of animals and nature to illustrate the song (4:52).

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God Has Chosen Me

The song/video "God Has Chosen Me," by Bernadette Farrell, is available on YouTube (2:12). It is best used on day 1 or day 2.

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Lean on Me

The song/video "Lean on Me," by Zeal for Zion, available on YouTube (2:41) with lyrics, is a meditative prayer for times of trouble. It is best used on day 4.

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If God Be for Us

The song/video "If God Be for Us," by Zeal for Zion, available on YouTube (2:00), is based on Romans 8:31. It is best used on day 4.

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The Heartbeat of God

The song/video "The Heartbeat of God," by Zeal for Zion, available on YouTube (2:39) with lyrics, is appropriate as an opening or closing prayer for any day, but is best used on day 4.

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Jesus the Lord

The song/video "Jesus the Lord," by Roc O’Connor and the Saint Louis Jesuits,” available on YouTube (6:24) with lyrics, is best used on day 4.

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Day by Day

The song/video "Day by Day," performed by the cast of Godspell, available on YouTube (3:27), is a musical setting of the Prayer of Saint Richard of Chichester. The students might like seeing the recording studio ambience. Appropriate for any day, but best on day 3.

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Something in the Water

The song/video "Something in the Water," by Carrie Underwood, is available on YouTube (3:48) with lyrics. Our prayer springs from our union with Christ in Baptism. This is why we can pray always, because we live in Christ. It is best used on day 1.

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Top 40 Worship Songs—United States (by CCLI popularity)

The playlist "Top 40 Worship Songs—United States (by CCLI popularity)," by Stone Family Church-Home, available on YouTube with lyrics, is a compilation of forty songs/videos by various contemporary artists. It is useful as a reference for various prayerful songs on various topics.

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Just Say Jesus

The song/video "Just Say Jesus," by 7eventh Time Down,” available on YouTube (2:41) with lyrics, is best used on day 4, perhaps as the opening or closing prayer.

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Holding Nothing Back

The song/video "Holding Nothing Back," by Ryan Stevenson, is available on YouTube (3:36) with lyrics. Mary holds nothing back from God. It is best used on day 2.

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Magnificat (with Wexford Carol)

The song/video "Magnificat (with Wexford Carol)," by Keith & Kristyn Getty,” available on YouTube (4:53) with lyrics, is a song based on the Magnificat. It is best used on day 2.

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Magnificat—Mary’s Song

The song/video "Magnificat—Mary’s Song," composed by Todd Agnew & performed by Christy Nockels, available on YouTube (5:08) with lyrics, is the Magnificat in contemporary language illustrated with scenes from nature. It is best used on day 2.

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Magnificat

The song/video "Magnificat," by John Michael Talbot, available on YouTube (5:53), includes a slideshow of Marian art. It is best used on day 2.

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As Morning Breaks (Ps. 63)

The song/video "As Morning Breaks (Ps. 63)," by John Michael Talbot, available on YouTube (4:07), is a good opening prayer/psalm for day 1.

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The Seven Petitions

On this handout, students match the meaning to each line of the Lord’s Prayer.

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A Prayer Puzzle

On this handout, students must use clues to unscramble words related to prayer.

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Spirit Telecom: The Universal Wireless Prayer Network

This handout guides students as they locate and read various Scripture passages focusing on the many way God calls us to prayer.

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Gifts of the Holy Spirit

The video "Gifts of the Holy Spirit," by Saint Mary’s Press, available on YouTube (0:51), offers a short, meditative reading on the Gifts of the Holy Spirit and would make a good opening prayer for day 4.

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Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone)

The song/video "Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone)," by Chris Tomlin, available on YouTube (4:29), teaches the greatness and power of grace all around us and provides a good opening song for any day this week. "

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Burning in My Soul

The song/video "Burning in My Soul," by Matt Maher, available on YouTube (3:45), provides a nice connection to Pentecost and the modern listener and is appropriate for use on day 4.

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Spirit of the Living God

The song/video "Spirit of the Living God," by Far from Home, available on YouTube (3:09) with lyrics, offers a nice opening prayer for day 2.

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Forever (Live)

The song/video "Forever (Live)," by Kari Jobe, available on YouTube (6:50) with lyrics, is a good opening prayer for day 4. The video can be shortened to 4:38.

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With Every Act of Love

The song/video "With Every Act of Love," by Jason Gray, available on YouTube (3:35) with lyrics, is used on day 3.

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You Are God Alone

The song/video "You Are God Alone," by Phillips, Craig, and Dean, available on YouTube (4:01), is a good opening song for any day.

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Mighty to Save

The song/video "Mighty to Save," by Hillsong United, available on YouTube (7:06) with lyrics, is a good opening song for any day. The video can be stopped at 4:52 as time allows.

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Forgiveness (Live)

The song/video "Forgiveness (Live)," by Matthew West, available on YouTube (8:41), is a story told through words and music of the power of forgiveness and new life in Christ. It is appropriate for use on day 4.

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Isaiah 53

The song/video "Isaiah 53," by Sovereign Grace Music, available on YouTube (5:14), is appropriate for prayer on day 3. It can be shortened to 3:49.

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Lamb of God

This song is presented in the video "Lamb of God—Twila Paris," with images of the life of Jesus, available on YouTube (4:04) and is used on day 2.

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Lamb of God (Lyrics)

The song/video "Lamb of God," by Sarah Reeves, available on YouTube (3:22) with lyrics, is used on day 2.

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For The Cross

The song/video "For The Cross // Brian Johnson, Jenn Johnson, & Bethel Music // Tides Official Lyric Video," available on YouTube (5:37), provides a good opening prayer for any day. It can be shortened to 3:47.

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The Kingdom of God

The song/video "The Kingdom of God," like many Taizé songs, is available on YouTube (4:15) and is a meditative chant that would work well as an introduction to chant and an opening prayer. It is appropriate for use on day 4.

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Seek Ye First the Kingdom of God

The song/video "Seek Ye First the Kingdom of God" (3:03) is a popular song about seeking the Kingdom of God. Many versions are available on YouTube. It is appropriate for prayer on any day.

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Holy Is Your Name

The song/video "Holy Is Your Name," by David Haas, available on YouTube (5:43), is a beautiful song rendition of Mary’s Magnificat. It is appropriate for prayer on day 3.

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By Faith

The song/video "By Faith," by Keith and Kristyn Getty, available on YouTube (5:08) with lyrics, also provides a good opening prayer for any day. The song can be stopped at 3:08 if time is a consideration.

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Consider the Lilies

The song/video "Consider the Lilies," performed by Sings Sampaguita, available on YouTube (3:59) can be used for opening prayer on day 2. In this version, the only visual is the performer, but the words are easier to understand.

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Great Things

The song/video "Great Things," by Matt Maher, available on YouTube (4:21) with lyrics, is an upbeat version of Mary’s Song of Praise and is an appropriate opening prayer for any day, especially day 1 and day 2.

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Christ Is Risen

The song/video "Christ Is Risen," by Matt Maher, available on YouTube (4:55) with lyrics, can be used for prayer on day 1.

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I Will Rise

The song/video "I Will Rise," by Chris Tomlin, available on YouTube (5:02) with lyrics, is good for prayer any day this week.

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Blest Are They—The Beatitudes

The song/video "Blest Are They—The Beatitudes," available on YouTube (8:19), is used for the Engage activity on day 2. The segment between 6:01 and 6:50 focuses on the lesson’s topic of persecution. The first 6:50 is worth showing for context of persecution within the Beatitudes. The entire video is a worthy use of time.

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Go Make a Difference

The song/video "Go Make a Difference Lyrics," by Steve Angrisano and Tom Tomaszek, available on YouTube (3:03), can serve as opening prayer any day.

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Hands and Feet

The song/video "Hands and Feet," by Audio Adrenaline, available on YouTube (4:04) with lyrics, enhances the Pray It! activity at the start of day 2.

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Breath of Heaven (Mary's Song)—The Nativity Story

The song/video "Breath of Heaven (Mary’s Song)—The Nativity Story," by Amy Grant, available on YouTube (5:20), tells of the calling of Mary to bring Christ into the world. A video with scenes from the movie The Nativity Story illustrates the "Call Stories" activity on day 1.

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Big House

The song/video "Big House," by Audio Adrenaline, available on YouTube (3:29) with lyrics, offers an alternate, more upbeat opening prayer for any day.

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One Spirit, One Church

The song/video "One Spirit, One Church," by Kevin Keil and Maryanne Quinlivan, available on YouTube (3:56), offers a good opening prayer for any day this week.

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Run the Race

The song/video "Run the Race," by Paul Taylor Smith, available on YouTube (4:28), can be used for prayer any day and also complements the "Go the Distance" activity on day 4.

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Your Grace Is Enough

The song/video "Your Grace Is Enough," available on YouTube (4:30) with lyrics, is based on 2 Corinthians 12:9 and can accent the song for prayer on day 1.

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I Am The Way, the Truth, and the Life

The song/video "I Am the Way, the Truth, and the Life," by John Hardwick, available on YouTube (1:34) with lyrics, can be used for prayer on any day this week.

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Holy Spirit, Come Now

The song/video "Holy Spirit Come Now," by Jesse Manibusan, available on YouTube (4:09), is appropriate for day 2.

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My Soul Rejoices

The song/video "My Soul Rejoices," available on YouTube (8:34), enhances the praying of the Magnificat on day 2. The performance begins at the 2:38 mark.

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I Want to Know You

The song/video "I Want to Know You - Jesus Culture w/Lyrics," available on YouTube (8:50), shows gratitude for the sacrificial, unconditional love of Christ and a desire to get to know him. It is a good supplement for day 4. Consider showing only the first 3:30 minutes if time is a concern.

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Thy Word

The song/video "Thy Word (with lyrics)," by Amy Grant, available on YouTube (3:13), provides a good focus for any prayer before classes focusing on Scripture.

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Eucharistic Prayer Cards

This handout provides each element of the Eucharistic Prayer on a separate card for students to arrange in order.

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My Morning and Evening Prayers

This handout asks students to think about the Liturgy of the Hours before they answer questions about and create their own morning and evening prayers.

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Take My Life (And Let It Be)

The song/video "Take My Life (And Let It Be)," by Chris Tomlin, available on YouTube (5:05), can be used for prayer on any day.

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Healing Rain

The song/video "Healing Rain," by Michael W. Smith, available on YouTube (4:31), can be used for prayer on any day. It offers powerful imagery about God's healing love.

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Unspoken–Start a Fire

The song/video "Unspoken—Start a Fire," available on YouTube (3:08), provides an important reminder of the power of Confirmation and is a good prayer focus for any day.

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Water of Life

The song/video "Water of Life," by Michael W. Smith, available on YouTube (3:37), provides strong imagery and biblical text related to water. It is used for the opening prayer on day 2 and could be used again as the closing prayer for day 2.

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Remind Me Who I Am

The song/video "Remind Me Who I Am," by Jason Gray, available on YouTube (3:38) with lyrics, is a good option for opening or closing prayer.

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Behold the Lamb of God

The song/video "Behold the Lamb of God," by Matt Maher, available on YouTube (4:58), is used for opening prayer on day 2.

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Remembrance

The song/video"Remembrance," by Matt Maher, available on YouTube (5:16), is good for opening prayer for any day.

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Say Yes

The song/video "Say Yes," by Michelle Williams, Beyonce, and Kelly Rowland, available on YouTube (4:12), offers a good introduction to day 4. The first 1:20 conveys the necessary content to engage the class.

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Table of Grace

The song/video "Table of Grace," by Phillips, Craig, and Dean, available on YouTube (4:46) with lyrics, is suitable for any day.

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Thy Word

The song/video "Thy Word," by Amy Grant and Michael W. Smith, available on YouTube (3:13), is a setting of Psalm 119 with the appropriate refrain of "Thy word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path" (v. 105, KJV). The sheet music can also be found in many congregational hymnals. It is appropriate for use on day 1.

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St. Teresa's Prayer

The song/video "St. Teresa’s Prayer," by John Michael Talbot, available on YouTube (2:39), is appropriate for use on day 4.

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Remembrance (Communion Song)

The song/video "Remembrance (Communion Song)," by Matt Redman, available on YouTube (5:47), is recommended for prayer on any day.

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Call It Grace

The song/video "Call It Grace," by Unspoken, available on YouTube (4:00), is appropriate for use on day 3.

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Follow You

The song/video "Follow You," by Leeland and Brandon Heath, available on YouTube (4:29), is appropriate for use on day 2.

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Do Something

The song/video "Do Something," by Matthew West, available on YouTube (4:05), is appropriate for use on day 2.

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For Good

The song "For Good," from Wicked, available on YouTube (4:26), works well on day 1.

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Open the Eyes of My Heart

The song/video "Open the Eyes of My Heart," available on YouTube (4:13), is appropriate for prayer on any day.

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Let Faith Arise

The song/video "Let Faith Arise," available on YouTube (4:39), is appropriate for prayer on any day.

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Open My Eyes

The song/video "Open My Eyes," by Jesse Manibusan, available on YouTube (2:54) with lyrics and as a live performance (3:05), used for prayer on day 2, invites us to be aware of the presence of God. The song is included in many parish hymnals as well.

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When We Gather

The song/video "When We Gather," by Brad and Rebekah, available on YouTube (4:04) with lyrics, is appropriate for prayer on any day.

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City of God

The song/video "City of God," by Dan Schutte, available on YouTube (3:11), complements the theme of day 4, and provides lyrics and visuals for reflection.

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Holy, Holy, Holy

The song/video "Holy, Holy, Holy," by Steven Curtis Chapman, available on YouTube (4:54), is a contemporary version of the classic hymn and can be used for prayer or meditation on day 2.

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Don't Give Up

The song/video "Don’t Give Up," by Calling Glory, available on YouTube (3:54) with lyrics, emphasizes persistence in faith as a prayer focus throughout the week.

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Do This in Memory

The song/video "Do This in Memory," by Chris Muglia, available on YouTube (9:54), is appropriate for use on any day. The song is found at the 3:48 point of an interview with the artist about the song.

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Song "Make Me a Channel of Your Peace"

The song “Make Me an Instrument of Your Peace” puts Saint Francis’ prayer about the various ways we can bring peace into the world to music. A variety of versions with excellent images can be found on YouTube. It is appropriate for prayer on day 3.

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Music Video: “Covenant Hymn” (Ruth)

The song/video “Covenant Hymn,” by Rory Cooney and Gary Daigle and Theresa Donohoo, available on YouTube (5:09), is based on Ruth’s words to Naomi.

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Song/video "God of Eve and God of Mary"

The song/video “God of Eve and God of Mary,” by David Haas, available on YouTube (2:14), praises motherhood with a nod to two of the Bible’s most important women. It is appropriate for prayer on day 1.

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Song/video "Our God Is an Awesome God"

The song/video “Our God Is an Awesome God,” by Michael W. Smith, available on YouTube (4:32) with lyrics, recalls the awesomeness of God that the Israelites experienced at Mount Sinai. Use the version that includes the lyrics with dynamic visual backgrounds. It is appropriate for opening prayer on day 4.

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Song/video "Our God Is Greater"

The song/video “Our God Is Greater,” by Chris Tomlin, available on YouTube (5:21), recalls the need to put our faith in God. It is appropriate for use on day 3 as opening or closing prayer.

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Song/video "The Colours of God’s Love—Rainbow Covenant"

The song/video “The Colours of God’s Love—Rainbow Covenant,” available on YouTube (2:28), is based on the song “Giver of Life,” by Ann Laura. The video uses a variety of images of rainbows, while the song praises God for his gifts and faithfulness. It is appropriate for use on day 4.

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Song/video "Lord, I Need You"

The song/video “Lord, I Need You,” by Matt Maher, available on YouTube (3:26), emphasizes our need for God’s faithful love and grace. It could be used for opening prayer on any day.

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Here I Am, Lord (Nature Scenes)

The song/video "Here I Am, Lord," by Fr. Daniel L. Schutte, performed by the Boys and Men of the Cathedral and Abbey Church of St. Alban, available on YouTube (3:04) with lyrics, features nature scenes. It is suggested as an opening or closing prayer for any day but is best used on day 4.

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The Face of Christ (Color)

The song/video "The Face of Christ," by Chris Rice, available on YouTube (3:47), has color photos and pictures that may be more appealing to young people. It is best used on day 3.

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The Face of Christ (Black & White)

The song/video "The Face of Christ" by Chris Rice, posted by David Grove, available on YouTube (3:45), is artistically strong with black-and-white photography. It is best used on day 3.

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Come to the Water

The song/video "Come to the Water," by Matt Maher, available on YouTube (4:49) with lyrics, is suggested as an opening or closing prayer for any day but is best used on day 1.

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Words

The song/video "Words," by Hawk Nelson, available on YouTube (3:24) with lyrics and also on Spotify, is suggested as an opening or closing prayer for any day but may be best used on day 4.

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Wrecking Ball

The song/video "Wrecking Ball," by Sidewalk Prophets, available on YouTube (3:15) with lyrics, asks God’s help to knock out lust and greed and make the best of us. It can be used as an opening or closing prayer on any day or incorporated into the discussion on purity of heart on day 3.

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Song "Grace Like Rain"

Use a song/video about God’s mercy, love, forgiveness, and grace, such as “Amazing Grace”—or a more contemporary version, such as “Grace Like Rain,” by Todd Agnew, available on YouTube (4:23) with lyrics. It could be used for opening prayer on day 4.

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Video "God Created Humans in His Image"

The video “God Created Humans in His Image,” by Top Cheretien, available on YouTube (2:14), is a nice reflection on this concept by spoken word poet Amena Brown. It could be used for opening prayer on day 1.

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Song/video "God of Wonders"

The song/video “God of Wonders,” by Third Day, available on YouTube (5:09), is available as music videos with lyrics or images of creation that are appropriate for use as an opening or closing prayer. This could be used for opening prayer on day 3.

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Song/video "We Delight"

The song/video “We Delight,” by Caedmon’s Call, available on YouTube (3:27), is a praise song about God’s Law. It is appropriate for use on any of the days.

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Song/video "How Great Is Our God"

The song/video “How Great Is Our God,” by Chris Tomlin, available on YouTube (4:27) with lyrics, is a contemporary song that gives praise to God as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. It would be a nice introduction to God’s greatness and his Revelation as Trinity. It would make a nice opening prayer for day 2.

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"Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow"

“Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow” is a song of praise to the Trinity. Contemporary versions can be found on YouTube and include one sung by Heidi Nadine with lyrics and images. It would make a nice opening or closing prayer for day 4.

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Hold Me

The song/video "Hold Me," by Jamie Grace, featuring TobyMac, available on YouTube (3:33), can be used as opening or closing prayer on any day but works best on day 1.

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Servant Song

The song/video "Servant Song," by Richard Gillard, available on YouTube (2:59) with lyrics, supports the ideal that our purpose in life is to help one another, not to give scandal or lead others into temptation. It is best used on day 3.

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Song "You Are Near"

The song “You Are Near,” by Dan Schutte (Oregon Catholic Press), is a contemporary musical setting of Psalm 139, which is partially printed on pages 38–39 in the Handbook. You might like to play the song at the end of day 1.

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Hope in Front of Me

The song/video "Hope in Front of Me," by Danny Gokey, available on YouTube (3:40) with lyrics, is good for opening prayer on day 1.

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Song/video "Abba Father"

The song/video “Abba Father,” by Carey Landry, available on YouTube (4:24) with lyrics, is a good opening song for days 1 and 3 and is used on day 3.

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Live Like That

The song/video "Live Like That," by Sidewalk Prophets, available on YouTube (3:58) with lyrics, is best used for opening prayer on day 4.

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Speak Life

The song/video "Speak Life," by TobyMac, available on Spotify or YouTube (3:27) with lyrics, addresses the power of words. It is best used for opening prayer on day 3.

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Seek Ye First

The song/video “Seek Ye First,” by the Maranatha Singers, available on YouTube (3:08) with lyrics, can be used for opening prayer on day 2.

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Song "Word of God Speak"

The song “Word of God Speak,” by Mercy Me, is a beautiful song about listening for God’s Word. It could be used for opening prayer for any day of the week. Several versions can be found on YouTube. Use for opening prayer on day 3 or 4.

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The Ten Commandments: Thou Shalt Not Steal

The video "The Ten Commandments: Thou Shalt Not Steal,” by Transom Bob, available on YouTube (1:37), is a funny cartoon using fruit instead of people to address the topic of illegally downloading information from the Internet. It is an option for use on day 1.

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Video "God Speaks to Man: The Oldest Revelation"

This musically accompanied video “God Speaks to Man: The Oldest Revelation,” by David Huting, available on YouTube (4:53), offers young people a chance to explore the beauty of creation to better understand how God speaks to us through it. This slideshow is appropriate for use on day 3.

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Song/video "God of Wonders”

The song/video "God of Wonders,” by Third Day, available on YouTube (5:08) with lyrics, praises God revealed in nature. It would make a nice opening or closing prayer for day 1.

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Ask Me

The song/video "Ask Me," by Amy Grant, available on YouTube (3:43) with lyrics, is about sexual abuse and survival with God’s help and strength. It is suggested for opening or closing prayer for any day but is best used on day 3.

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Hey, World

The song/video "Hey, World," by Petra, sung by Caroline Chevin, is available on YouTube (4:03). You can find the lyrics online by searching on the phrase “Petra Hey World Lyrics.” The song tells the story of courageous choices—to choose life instead of abortion or suicide—and affirms God’s gift of life. It is a suggested opening or closing prayer for any day but is best used on day 3.

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The Color of Love

The song/video “Boyz II Men—The Color of Love,” available on YouTube (3:44), is best used on day 4.

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Here I Am, Lord

The song/video "Here I Am, Lord," sung by John Michael Talbot, available on YouTube (3:53), is suggested for use on day 4.

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I Will Exalt You

The song/video "I Will Exalt You," by Hillsong UNITED, available on YouTube (7:08) with lyrics, is best used on day 2.

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Awesome God

The song/video "Awesome God," by Hillsong UNITED, available on YouTube (5:19), is powerful and can help the students connect with the wonder that is God. It is an opening or closing prayer option for any day and is used on day 1.

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Blest Are They

The song/video "Blest Are They," by David Haas, available on YouTube (5:08), works best on day 2.

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Help Me Find It

The song/video "Help Me Find It," by Sidewalk Prophets, available on YouTube (3:44) with lyrics, is a good song for prayer on days 1, 3, and 4.

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Praying the Rosary

This supplemental PowerPoint accompanies Unit 5 by providing an overview of how to pray the rosary.

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Praying the Liturgy of the Hours: A Reflection

A reflection to be completed after praying the Liturgy of the Hours.

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Unit 5 Preassessment: A Prayer Inventory

This preassessment for Unit 5 asks students a series of questions about the importance of prayer and Scripture in their own lives.

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God’s Presence in Nature

This assignment helps students to create a poem of praise about an object in nature.

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We Respond to God through Prayer

This PowerPoint accompanies Unit 5, Chapter 14, by discussing what prayer is, how best to practice it, and who to look to as an example of a strong prayer life.

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The Nicene Creed and Commentary

This handout breaks down the Nicene Creed line-by-line and gives each a brief explanation and commentary.

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Lesson Plan for Lesson 36

A lesson plan for lesson 36 in The Catholic Faith Handbook for Youth: Catechist Guide.

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Lesson Plan for Lesson 33

A lesson plan for lesson 33 in The Catholic Faith Handbook for Youth: Catechist Guide. In this lesson students explore God’s call to each of us to pray.

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A Reference Guide to the Gospel Story

A partial list of scripture references for Jesus’ miracles, parables, important teachings, and life events

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Handout: Psalm 23

An adaptation of Psalm 23 to be used in prayer or reflection

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From Fasting to Feasting

A short prayer that calls us to feast on kindness and compassion towards others.

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Eucharist

This prayer reflects on the true meaning of receiving and living the Eucharist.

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I Pray

This prayer for a large group asks for our eyes to be opened to the injustices in the world and our souls to be strengthened by Christ’s presence.

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One Solitary Life

This short reflection calls to mind the profound impact Jesus Christ has had on humanity and the world.

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For Love Is Stronger than Death

A reading of the Resurrection story from Luke's Gospel.

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Prayer Service: Reflections on Relationships

This prayer service reflects on some of the aspects of relationships.

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In Praise of the Creator

This prayer uses Psalm 95 to praise God our creator.

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Understanding the Lord's Prayer

An activity to help students understand the Lord's Prayer from "The Catholic Faith Handbook for Youth" Teacher Guide.

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Teach Us to Pray

An activity to help students learn "The Lord's Prayer" from "The Catholic Faith Handbook for Youth" Teacher Guide.

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Praying with Scripture The Magnificat

Praying with Scripture, using The Magnificat, from "The Catholic Faith Handbook for Youth, Teacher Guide.

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Pray in Good Form

A worksheet, from "The Catholic Faith Handbook for Youth" Teacher Guide, to assist students in researching and presenting different prayer forms.

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Prayer 101 An Introduction

An introduction to prayer from "The Catholic Faith Handbook for Youth" Teacher Guide.

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What Is Prayer

A worksheet, found in “The Catholic Faith Handbook for Youth” Teacher Guide, that is based on students’ current understanding and experience with prayer.

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Final Performance Task Options for Unit 6

Options for final performance tasks for Unit 6 of "The Catholic Faith Handbook for Youth" Teacher Guide.

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Contemplation - 1/2 Fr. Thomas Dubay

Father Thomas Dubay discusses contemplation and the means by which one can attain a deep prayer life.