Prayer

Awake greatly values the support of all who pray for our mission and ministry. Our weekly prayer intentions are shared through Awake’s Facebook, Linked In, and Instagram pages, as well as our email newsletter, and we thank you for joining us in prayer for these intentions!

We invite you to view recordings of previous prayer services below and to participate in our next opportunity for communal prayer, which will take place virtually on Saturday, February 5 at 10:30am. Feel free to RSVP below now and we will send you more information when we finalize the details.


Advent Prayer of Hope (December 2021)

Amidst the darkness of winter and the deeper darkness of abuse in our Church, the Awake community gathered in person to find hope in Christ Our Light.

Tune in to pray with this simple service of music, scripture, and reflection in the spirit of Advent.

Rosary with Survivors (October 2021)

This simple prayer service brought together a diverse community of lay people, clergy, and abuse survivors on the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary.

We are grateful to each survivor who shared a personal prayer intention and led a decade of the rosary.

Out of the DepthS: Offering Our Questions to God (aUGUST 2021)

Awake’s first in-person prayer service took place on a beautiful summer evening in a Milwaukee park, with some participants tuning in via livestream as well. We gathered with music, reflection, and prayer around a simple bonfire.

For those who couldn’t join us live, we hope this recording gives you a taste of the experience.

Walking the Way of the Cross with Survivors
(mARCH 2021)

Awake hosted this unique prayer opportunity in March 2021, combining the traditional stations of the cross devotion with reflections written by abuse survivors.

We invite you to use the event recording or the written version of this service for your personal prayer.



We also invite you to pray from home, using these words or your own.

Come, Holy Spirit.

Stir within us and awaken our hearts. Do not let us be found sleeping when the Bridegroom comes.

We pray for survivors of sexual abuse. May they find justice and healing.
We pray for priests and bishops. May they live out their vocations fruitfully.
We pray for all of us who are your Church. May we find your strength to work for change and your wisdom to discern the right steps.

God of mercy, draw us always deeper into your truth and your love.

Amen.