What is prayer?
Prayer is part of our relationship with God.
Prayer is a ‘second word’, a response to God’s first word to us.
That first word may be something wonderful and we respond in thanks and praise.
That first word may be something difficult and hard to bear, and we respond in anger and despair.
That first word may be confusing and unsettling, and so we respond with questions and wonderings.
So, prayer is a way we grow. We grow more like the person God wants us to be.
We can pray in so many ways.
To begin, simply be honest with God. Write your prayers, say them aloud, say them quietly inside. It doesn’t matter what it is just be honest with God about your love life, about your fears, your hopes, about a noisy neighbour or the refugees from Syria.
Although prayer is personal it is not something we do alone.
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