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What Is Prayer?

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At its most simple, prayer is just talking to God.


You don’t need to do anything special, say anything special, be anywhere special. You can pray any time, any place, out loud or in your head and God will hear you.


And you can tell God anything, all the good and the bad stuff that’s going on. There aren’t any special words.


If you would like to pray, but don’t know what to say, you can start with the Lord’s Prayer, a prayer that Jesus taught his followers:

The Lord's Prayer

Our Father in heaven,

hallowed be your name,

your kingdom come,

your will be done,

on earth as in heaven.

Give us today our daily bread.

Forgive us our sins

as we forgive those who sin against us.

Lead us not into temptation

but deliver us from evil.

For the kingdom, the power,

and the glory are yours

now and for ever.


Other Prayer Resources

The Methodist Church in Britain has a wide range of resources for personal prayer, including daily prayers, praying through art, and praying with Children. You can find them on their website here

If you'd like to learn more about what Christians believe about prayer, you can find a helpful starter from the Christian Enquiry Agency here.

If you would like to speak to one of our Ministers, you can find their details here.