Wednesday 20 July 2022

How to pray (3)

Our weekly reflections are paused for the summer, so in their place there will be a short extract from how to pray in ten easy steps. This guide is taken from The Oratory Prayer Book, a new prayer book of old prayers that we are publishing and will be available in the coming months.

3. Spend time praying

God is always there waiting to listen to us, so we need to be ready to speak! Spending time in prayer might mean giving up time that we use for other things. Pick a time for prayer and set it aside. Treat it as the special time you have reserved for God, and remember that choosing a regular time will help to form a habit of praying. It is always good to spend the first and last moments of the day in God’s presence, which is why this book contains prayers for the morning and the evening. If you can afford it, there might be other moments you can spend with God. You might pass a church during your daily routine, or have a break in the middle or at the end of the day that you can give to God. Pick a time and offer it to God.

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