Church of England Diocese of Guildford Dunsfold

PRAYER: WHERE TO START

18 Apr 2021, 8:15 p.m.
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Archbishop of York, Stephen Cottrell, says: "There is no right way of praying. There are just the ways that are right for you. But there is also the great heritage of praying that we can learn from and explore."

It's the simplest thing in the world yet it can seem so difficult. It's as natural as breathing, yet it's hard to find the right words. Just how do you learn to pray?

A short reflection series considered ten basic questions about prayer and offers simple helps for making prayer a part of everyday life.

These include: What prayer is:

                           When and where to pray;

                           Whether words are always needed;

                           What to do when prayer seems impossible;

                           Praying alone and with others.

No-one ever becomes an expert in prayer but this series sets out to help you become more open to God's presence, which is the heart of prayer. It draws on the wisdom of Christians across the ages and offers a selection of easily-memorised favourite prayers to encourage you as you journey into prayer.

You can join this programme by going to BBC Radio 4's Daily Service, from Monday to Friday, April 19th to April 30th.

You can find out more online at www.churchofengland.org 

You can always turn to the prayer for the day posted on this website if you need daily help.