Wednesday 3 August 2022

How to pray (5)

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.

5. Keep things the same

Forming good prayer habits isn’t just about praying at the same time every day, but it’s also about forming a routine. Find a way of praying that works for you and stick to it. A routine doesn’t make things boring—it means we can skip the boring task of getting started and can give our attention to what really matters. A routine of prayer means we don’t have to think about prayer itself all the time, and can focus on God instead.

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