How can I pray?

Jesus often took time out of his day or night to pray. When his disciples saw him do this, they asked him to teach them how to pray. We can do the same. You don't have to know any prayers if you want to speak to God you can just talk to him. If you like, you could picture Jesus and tell him what you are thinking and listen in your heart to his response. Sometimes words get in the way and it is good to just be silent in the presence of God. But at other times, like the disciples, we find ourselves wanting words to express our thoughts. Remember God always hears and always wants to hear every prayer that is spoken or felt, so don't be discouraged if it feels like your prayers are not answered in the time or way in which you hoped or desired. God has a bigger time frame than ours.This page has some useful prayers you might like to use, either daily or at particular times of your life. It starts with Jesus' answer to his disciples, which has become know as the Lord's Prayer. Please click on the links below.


Our Father in heaven...
Teach us, good Lord, to serve you as you deserve;
Daily Prayers for week commencing 15th April
Praise be to you, O Lord Jesus Christ...
Be thou a bright flame before me...
Father, we pray for the many who are trapped by growing burdens of debt...
Jesus, as a baby you were a refugee...
O God of many names...
Give us, Lord God a Vision of our world...
God be in my head, and in my understanding...
As the rain hides the stars...