Pray

We pray daily

God wants to communicate with you. Praying is a bit like breathing: like the air around you, every second of every day you are in God’s presence.

It is also good to make a space in your day when you focus on praying. You can share what’s on your heart, pray for others, and listen to God.

There are lots of ways to pray, and it’s good to experiment to find a way that suits you. The core point is to spend time with God, as you are, like you would spend time with a friend.


Simple things to try

  1. Pray like breathing. Be aware of God’s presence as you go about your life.
  2. Experiment with a daily time of prayer. Try different time slots, and a range of activities.
  3. Use the Methodist Prayer Handbook or the Lectio 365 app to pray with other people each day.
  4. Explore creative ways to pray with all ages using the Methodist prayer cards, available as a printed pack for meetings and events, a PowerPoint for church services and meetings or as a PDF for digital use.
  5. Coming soon: Sunshine and Showers, a six-course session course for exploring the mystery and paradoxes of prayer.

Explore more creative ideas for prayer for all ages


For Thy Kingdom Come 2022, five Methodists from across the Connexion shared their stories of what prayer means to them. You can download their stories for use in services and meetings, and encourage people to respond with their own stories. Here's Esther's story.

 


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