How to Pray: 6 Tips on Getting Started in Prayer

New to prayer or a seasoned prayer warrior? Learn new tips from the Hallow team on how you can deepen your prayer life, build a routine, and draw closer to God.

The Ignatian Examen
St. Ignatius invites us to find God in all things. That means we have to pay careful attention to how the Spirit is moving in each moment of our daily lives. We have to take a magnifying glass to the seemingly ordinary, seeking to encounter the Divine. 

What is pirate prayer? The Pirate Prayer gets its name from the acronym “ARRR.” (Like a pirate, get it?!) This acronym is a helpful guide in learning how to pray. You can pray this at any time and can do it over just a few minutes or a longer period of prayer. 

Catholic Prayers
God invites us into a relationship with Him that is both personal and communal. He speaks to us through His Son, Jesus Christ, the Word-made flesh. Prayer is our response to God who is already speaking or, better yet, revealing Himself to us. Therefore, prayer is not merely an exchange of words, but it engages the whole person in a relationship with God the Father, through the Son, and in the Holy Spirit.

Daily Mass Readings (with Saint of the Day and Reflections). Liturgy of Hours, Latin Liturgy of Hours, Latin Mass, New American Bible, interactive Rosary and Chaplet of Divine Mercy, Seven Sorrows Rosary, Daily Prayer, and Daily Bible Verse. Multiple podcasts for daily meditations and Rosary. Catechism of the Catholic Church with the ability to bookmark and share.

Hallow is a Christian prayer app that offers audio-guided meditation sessions to help us grow in our Christian faith & spiritual lives and find peace in God. Explore over 10,000 different sessions on contemplative prayer, meditation, Catholic Holy Bible readings, music, and more.

Amen is the free Catholic app that brings you beautiful prayers, faithful meditations and nourishing Scripture to draw your mind, body and soul to rest in God.