Prayer can be daunting.
How do you do it? What do I say? Where should I be?
Prayer allows us to talk with God. God who created us and the world around us. Through Jesus, he gives us the right to be called his children.
There is nothing that God hasn’t heard before.
Thankful? Great, say thank you to God.
Confused? Ask God to guide you.
Happy? Praise God for all He has done.
Angry? Get angry with God. He can take it.
Worried? Tell God why and he will guide you.
Sorry? We all make mistakes. God forgives us because he loves us. Unconditionally.
People pray in lots of ways. There is no right or wrong way to pray. Hands together and eyes closed? Not necessarily. Not sure if God exists? Pray about it, He will answer. No time to pray? Pray in the car, in bed, at the table, on the sofa, out for a walk, in a church, on the street, on your own, with friends, out loud, silently.
If you are not sure what to say, there’s no better place to start than the prayer that Jesus taught his disciples to pray.
Our Father in heaven,
Reveal who you are.
Set the world right;
Do what’s best-
as above, so below.
Keep us alive with three square meals.
Keep us forgiven with you and forgiving others.
Keep us safe from ourselves and the Devil.
You’re in charge!
You can do anything you want!
You’re ablaze in beauty!
(The Message Bible, Matthew 6)
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