Wednesday 27 July 2022

How to pray (4)

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.

4. Prepare a place

It’s easy to get distracted from prayer, so a great help in forming good prayer habits is to have a place for prayer where you can focus on God. You don’t need to build a chapel: it might be a particular part of your bedroom where you always pray. A crucifix or some other holy image can also help to focus on God. Don’t be put off by distractions. If there’s something you can’t help thinking about, turn it into a prayer by bringing it before God. He’ll know what to do with it.

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