Interview: A new prayer resource for Catholics

Monday 12 February 2018

Media and Communications Office

The Catholic Enquiry Centre has launched a new prayer resource designed to help people escape the busyness of their daily lives and find space to encounter God.

Discovering Prayer
was developed as a complementary resource to other Catholic Enquiry Centre materials that serve as an introduction to the Catholic Faith.

 Catholic Enquiry Centre director Shane Dwyer said some other material seeks to engage the head of people who are searching for meaning. Discovering Prayer builds on that by engaging the heart.

Sharon Brewer, the book’s author, joined Archdiocesan Director of Communications Shane Healy to talk about this new, pocket-sized book, and pointed out that it was important to produce a resource that would be digestible for people both in its language and in its format.

‘While the book can be used every day for 30 days, it really is a little book that can be picked up at any time when a person, especially a busy person, needs to take a moment out of their day for reflection and prayer,’ she said.

‘Hopefully these prayers will lead the reader to a deeper understanding of themselves, and a realisation of how much God loves them.’


The Catholic Enquiry Centre, a work of the National Centre for Evangelisation, has for almost 60 years worked on behalf of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference to offer an invitation to those who aren’t Catholic to learn about the faith.

Discovering Prayer can be purchased on the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference website for $3, plus shipping and handling. Click here to order the resource.

Catholic organisations can request a free copy of the book by email.  For more information, call the Catholic Enquiry Centre on 1300 432 484.
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