The following book and app recommendations are just a few ideas for getting started with contemplative prayer.

Book Recommendations*

Everything Belongs by Richard Rohr

The Way of the Heart, Out of Solitude, and With Open Hands by Henri Nouwen

Open Mind, Open Heart by Thomas Keating

For books that address the specific intersection of prayer and writing try: Pray, Write, Grow and Write without Crushing Your Soul by Ed Cyzewski. Join our weekly email to get The Contemplative Writer eBook for free or pick up the print/eBook version for $.99.

Prayer Apps/Guides/Podcasts

The Examine (iOS only)

Jesuits App

Common Prayer App (iOS, check for other operating systems)

The Examen Reimagined

Pray As You Go

The Divine Office App ($10, but worth it!)

Richard Rohr’s Daily Email


Articles, Websites, and Blog Posts

Contemplative Outreach

The Divine Hours Online

Liturgy of the Hours Introduction (via Experimental Theology)

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