On this page you will find some ideas and resources about praying in different ways for you personally and for your church.
Ways to pray
There are many different ways to pray. The Bible gives us plenty of insights on how people have prayed to God from the very beginning of creation. Walking with God, talking with God, pouring out our hearts to God, interceding, lamenting, praising, singing, playing music, dancing, being silent, being alone, being with others, connecting with nature or with other people. The essence of prayer is that we experience a connection between our human existence and the Divine. The fruit of prayer is that we have a sense of peace and trust. If you want to learn more about prayer, have a look at the resources below. If you want to join a prayer group, find out from your local church what groups are available, or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Learning to Pray from the Church of England.
We Can All Pray offers ideas on different ways to pray.
Topical Prayers provides some ready made prayers on subjects on people's minds at the moment.
The Prayer Course is an eight week journey that will help you and your community to grow and deepen your prayer life.
The Prayer Diary page has prayer for people and places across the diocese and world.
Jesus taught his disciples to pray using this prayer:
Review of the Day - looking at life with God
A companion for your spiritual journey - what is Spiritual Direction?
Prayers for Peace in Ukraine and Around the World
Church of England - prayer and worship
Mothers' Union - support for family life. National page here.
Sacred Space - daily on-line prayer from Irish Jesuits.
Taizé - an international, ecumenical community founded in France in 1940
Labyrinth - an interactive installation for spiritual journeys
Pray as you go - daily prayer for portable MP3 players from Jesuits
Focolare - an international movement, inspired by the gospel, working for unity
24-7 Prayer - international movement of prayer, mission & justice
Fellowship of Contemplative Prayer - information & resources on contemplative prayer
The Julian Meetings - foster the teaching and practice of Christian prayer & meditation
Pilgrim Paths - labyrinth resources and events (some free downloadable resources available)
Way Marks for Life - an online Pilgrimage for Life course