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Help With Prayer

Lighted CandlesPrayer is a central part of the Christian life.  What is prayer...?  Quite simply, it is talking to God.

You can pray on your own, or with other Christians.  You can pray using words from a book or with no words at all.  There is no end to the variety of ways we can spend time with God in prayer.

When the disciples asked Jesus for help in praying, he said,

"When you are praying, do not heap up empty phrases as the Gentiles do; for they think that they will be heard because of their many words. Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him. Pray then in this way:

Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come. Your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And do not bring us to the time of trial, but rescue us from the evil one. For if you forgive others their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you; but if you do not forgive others, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses."

(Matthew 6:5-15, NRSV)

What to include in your prayers - 5 Simple ways to Pray

How to pray and sample prayers from The Church of England - Join Us In Daily Prayer.

A prayer for today at the website of -  The Methodist Church.