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PRAYER

What is prayer?

Quite simply, prayer is talking to God (however you choose to name “the One beyond ourselves”). Prayer is a natural expression of our relationship with God. We depend on God for everything, even life itself. Prayer expresses this dependence as we ask God for what we need. Jesus says that people who trust him know God as their loving Father. Jesus teaches his followers to pray to God as our Father, simply and directly, trusting God to answer our prayers in the way that is best for us.  Jesus warns against hypocrisy in prayer – that is, when we try to impress others with our prayers. Also, we don’t pray with the aim of pressuring God to give us what we want.

BEGINNING TO PRAY

BEGIN by saying “the prayer Jesus taught us” three times a week.

THEN practice praying the Psalms – start with Psalm 23Psalm 27, Psalm 100

READ “Five ways to pray the Psalms”

THEN establish a regular time to pray five times a week using the above and your own words.

MORE WAYS OF PRAYING

TRY PRAYER WALKING   FIND A PRAYER LABYRINTH IN YOUR AREA    NEAREST KNOWN

LEARN ABOUT CENTERING PRAYER

LEARN ABOUT “LECTIO DIVINA”

JOIN OUR CHURCH PRAYER CHAIN – SEND EMAIL TO PrayerChain@FirstPresbyCapeMay.com for prayer requests or to be placed on email list

JOIN A PRAYER 0R MEDITATION GROUP – for more information contact jane.senico@gmail.com