Social, Emotional, Spiritual Wellness
"He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak.” Isaiah 40:29
The Greek root of the word "cure" is translated as "repair of the fractured soul," and the word "nurse" finds its roots in "a nurturing of the human spirit." Christians are called to live a life of the Spirit, producing much fruit that is shown through our thoughts, words, and deeds. At the same time, we are asked to let go and surrender all to Jesus: "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding" (Proverbs 3:5). To accomplish these, we must struggle to relinquish our own plans and breathe in the Holy Spirit.
Here are two wonderful videos with Mari Pablo of Ascension Presents of Why You Need Jesus and a Counselor and Why Surrender is Actually So Difficult.
Hallow is a Catholic prayer and meditation app. With over 500 audio-guided prayers and meditations, Hallow provides a beautifully designed way to spend more time with God and meditating on His Word. Set reminders, create or join prayer groups, share prayer intentions with loved ones, and meditate from one minute to a Holy Hour.
Pray As You Go
“Pray As You Go” also offers audio prayers, Imaginative Contemplation Exercises, an audio Rosary & Stations of the Cross, and an audio Examen.
Pray As You Go Apple
Pray As You Go Android
Happify helps you overcome negative thoughts and stress by breaking old patterns and forming new habits.
Insight Timer is a free app that features guided meditations, music and talks posted by contributing experts.
Headspace is a subscription-based app that provides music, videos, guided meditation, and sleep sounds.
St. Ignatius of Loyola Spiritual Exercise Video for children
Taizé is a meditative form of prayer, uncluttered by too many words, allowing the mystery of God to become tangible through the beauty of the simplicity.
Listening to music is a wonderful way to relieve stress; create a happier, calmer or more energetic backdrop to your tasks at hand; and feeds our spirit when it needs a little boost. Here are some suggestions from our Music Ministry:
LiveXLive Praise and Worship Channel
iHeart Radio K-Love Station offers positive, encouraging Christian music; available in the iHeart Radio or FM radio channel 107.3
SiriusXM Channel 63 The Message offers contemporary Christian music; available on Sirius Radio, their app, and streaming on Alexa
Michael W Smith’s "Worship Around the World” Series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist...
Chris Brunelle “Songs from Breaking Bread Hymnal” in Concert Easter 2020: https://youtu.be/BRGLOZJKfGg
“Hope Happens Here” concert with Matthew West: https://youtu.be/U9MZHJYC1KY
Phil Wickham “Songs from Home”: https://www.youtube.com/playlist...
Anthem Lights “Hymns” Playlist: https://youtu.be/NbaW7nfSItI
Audrey Assad “Hymns” Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist...
Collection of Instrumental Uplifting Christian Hymns: https://youtu.be/1rhorPohcxs
Collection of Best Christian Songs of Encouragement: https://www.youtube.com/playlist...
7 Hours of Uplifting Christian Music: https://youtu.be/0ErkYkx1LP0
Caleb & Kelsey Worship Album: https://youtu.be/gWb6ge6V3lI
Sarah Hart Cloistered Concert: https://youtu.be/EoBIw6iTMwE