Prayers for occasions
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.