Oremus is a Catholic prayer study program that will teach you the essentials of a fruitful prayer life.

“Say Your Prayers”

Do you find it easy to pray? Is prayer an integral part of your day? Do you hear God’s voice in your daily life, and know how to respond accordingly?

For many of us, the answer to these questions is, “no.” We all desire an intimate relationship with God. But, since learning to “say our prayers” as children, we never moved beyond rote recitation to an authentic conversation with God.

Not Just For Mystics

In Scripture we read of profound interactions people have with God. We hear of Saints who seemed to have a direct line to Him their entire lives. But most of the time we feel like this is far beyond our reach. After all, we’re not prophets, and certainly not (yet) Saints!

For most of us prayer becomes a source of frustration as we struggle to calm our minds and find even a few minutes to set aside to pray. In our busy lives prayer is seen as a luxury, when in reality it is at the foundation of a healthy spiritual life.

The good news is you can overcome your difficulties with prayer, and it is easier than you might think.

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Oremus – Let Us Pray

The Oremus study program teaches you the essentials of an effective and fruitful prayer life. Over the course of eight weeks you will discover how God speaks to you, even in the smallest encounters. Following the Tradition of the Catholic Church and the wisdom of the saints, you will learn how to express yourself to God in prayer, and how to hear his voice.

In Oremus You Will:

  • Become aware of God’s presence in your life
  • Discover the simple yet profound steps of Catholic prayer
  • Learn how to respond to God and express yourself in prayer
  • Discover how to hear God’s voice in Scripture, in your heart, and in ordinary moments.
  • Learn how to overcome frustrations, distractions, and dryness in prayer.
  • See that desolation and consolation are a normal part of everyone’s walk with God.
  • Grow in your relationship with God and those around you.

and more...

Home Preparation

Participants are provided with specific scripture passages to pray with each day. They will also keep a journal (provided in the workbook) of their prayer experiences.

DVD Presentation

Fr. Mark Toups presents a powerful lesson on prayer and offers spiritual direction and encouragement to participants.

Group Discussion

Participants will discuss the DVD presentation and share insights and experiences from their previous weeks' prayer.

Fr. Mark Toups

About the Author

Ordained in 2001, Fr. Mark Toups is a priest for the Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux, where he serves the Diocese as Director of Seminarians. In addition, Fr. Toups works with the Institute for Priestly Formation, specializing in communications, development, and spiritual direction. Fr. Toups has also served as pastor of St. Lucy’s Catholic Church in Houma, LA and St. Luke’s Catholic Church in Thibodaux, LA. He received his Master’s of Divinity from Notre Dame Seminary in New Orleans. A college graduate of Nicholls State University, he is a native of Houma, LA.

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Study Components: Price Qty

Contains the three components a leader needs to begin the study: DVD Set, Student Workbook, Leader’s Guide Learn More.


Three DVD set (Eight, 30 min. sessions). The presentations are designed to accompany the lessons in the Student Workbook and Leader’s Guide. A group needs one DVD set. Learn More.


The 120 page, full-color Leader’s Guide explains how to implement and facilitate the study, and contains all the written materials for it. The Leader’s Guide is designed to be used in conjunction with the DVD presentations. Learn More.


The 112 page, full-color workbook contains all the written materials a student needs for the study. The workbook is designed to be used in conjunction with the DVD presentations. Learn More.


Four CD set (Eight, 30 min. sessions). Each session accompanies a lesson from the Student Workbook and Leader’s Guide. CDs are perfect for parish lending libraries and individual study. Learn More.