Prayers for occasions

“Something understood.”

Ten Things about Prayer

  • Sometimes particular events, good, bad or everyday, can make us turn to prayer. We want to hand over our thoughts, feelings and desires to a loving God.
  • Where to start? That’s often what people say when they would like to pray.
  • Words are not necessary – sometimes they can get in the way.
  • You don’t have to use fancy language – God understands a cry for help, a roar of laughter or a shout of anger.
  • Find somewhere quiet and comfortable if you can. You don’t need to kneel to pray; find a position which is comfortable for you – walking along or washing up is fine!
  • Some people find that lighting a candle , looking at a beautiful picture or listening to music can help them to find a quiet space to pray.
  • Remember that trying to pray is still praying – so don’t give up trying!
  • You are getting in touch with a person, and he wants to get in touch with you.
  • God hears every prayer – but not all prayers are answered in the way we might expect.
  • God loves to hear and answer our prayers – why not make a regular meeting with him?

The prayers here are just a few which you may find helpful.

For more guidance, you may find www.churchofengland.org/prayer-worship.aspx helpful.

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