The goal of The Faith-ing Project is to enrich your spiritual life. Our hope is that this might be a gymnasium for the soul; a library for the spirit; and a toy store for the psyche.
On this page, you can expect to find information about specific spiritual exercises. If you are interested in more general information about building your spiritual practice, click here.
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Spiritual Exercises By Category
If you do not find what you are looking for here, click this link. Many of our resources, including audio files, strategies for bringing the practices home, contemplations built around the work of famous authors, and contemporary traditions can be found there.
Spiritual Exercises Listed Individually
Exercise 1: God’s Name
Exercise 2: Breathing With God
Exercise 3: A split-Breath Prayer
Exercise 4: A Time for Silence, A Time for Speaking
Exercise 5: Lectio Divina
Exercise 6: 3-phrase Cycles
Exercise 7: More Lectio
Exercise 8: Sacred Writing with an Unconscious Focus
Exercise 9: Sacred Writing With a Deliberative Focus
Exercise 10: Centering Prayer
Exercise 11: The Word We Need the Most
Exercise 12: Constant Repetition
Exercise 13: Apophatic Meditation
Exercise 14: Candles, Clouds & Waves
Exercise 15: The Riverside Meditations
Exercise 16: Apaphatic Meditation with Variable Phrasing
Exercise 17: Emphasizing a different word within a phrase
Exercise 18: Who am I, God? Who are you, God?
Exercise 19: A Second Riverside Meditation
Exercise 20: Tonglen
Exercise 21: Listening to God Listen to You
Exercise 22: Slowly Honing in Via Lectio
Exercise 23: The 5 Remembrances
Exercise 24: A Walk with Jesus
Exercise 25: Padres
Exercise 26: Nature Adoration
Exercise 27: The Examen
Exercise 28: The Jesus Prayer
Exercise 29: A Prayer for…
Exercise 30: The Five Senses
Exercise 31: Adoration
Exercise 32: 7-11 Breathing
Exercise 33: Through a Verse, One Word at a Time
Exercise 34: The Examen with Multiple Questions
Exercise 35: Loving-Kindness and Grattitude
Exercise 36: A Welcoming Prayer
Exercise 37: Apaphatic Prayer focused on Trinity
Exercise 38: The Countdown
Exercise 39: Emptiness, And Fullness
Exercise 40: Mirroring
Exercise 41: Mindful Walking
Exercise 42: Another approach to Lectio Divina
Exercise 43: Be Still.
Exercise 44: An alternative Examen
Exercise 45: The Eye Through which…
Exercise 46: Apophatic Meditation with an Emphasis on Breathing
Exercise 47: Oneness Within a Network of Living Things
Exercise 48: A Second Oneness Meditation
Exercise 49: Observing the Breath
Exercise 50: Mantra Meditation Revisited
Exercise 52: Metta (Loving-Kindness) Meditation II
Exercise 53: You are Closer Than Our Breath
Exercise 54: Labeling Thoughts
If you are interested in taking a look at some brief meditation prompts like the one below, click here.