Year of Prayer

Year of Prayer

A Meditation Series of Christian Prayer with Fr David Ranson 

Pope Francis has dedicated 2024 to the Year of Prayer in preparation for the 2025 Jubilee Year.

He has called on the faithful to “pray more fervently to prepare ourselves to live properly this grace-filled event and to experience the power of hope in God.”

The Holy Father said this year is dedicated “to rediscovering the great value and absolute need for prayer, prayer in personal life, in the life of the Church, prayer in the world” and has asked the faith-filled to be “Pilgrims of Hope”.

It is not a Year marked with particular initiatives, but a time to rediscover the value of prayer and the need for daily prayer in our Christian life.

Pope Francis said; “I am happy to think that the year preceding the Jubilee event, 2024, will be dedicated to a great ‘symphony’ of prayer. First of all, to recover the desire to be in the presence of the Lord, to listen to him and adore him.” Prayer can be vocal prayer, meditation, and contemplation.

In our Diocese of Broken Bay, our Vicar General, Very Rev Dr David Ranson has prepared a series of meditations on the various aspects of Christian prayer.

Below is an introduction by Fr David to this series of eight meditations which will be available here and on the Diocese YouTube channel throughout the year at

Introduction - A Meditation Series of Christian Prayer by Fr David Ranson

Meditation 1: Prayer as Desire


Meditation 2: Heart and Silence 


Meditation 3: The Prayer of Jesus