We meet to pray together at 7pm on the first Monday of the month at St Lawrence Godmersham.
Prayer is the foundation of our relationship with God and therefore the core of our faith. Prayer is how we seek God's guidance on how we live our lives and live our faith as the church.
Prayer is your conversation with God. There’s no special formula or right and wrong, just say ‘hello’ and tell God what’s on your mind.
What does the Bible say about prayer?
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And
the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
1 John 5:14
This is the confidence we have in approaching God:
that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us.
Then you will call on me and come and pray to me,
and I will listen to you.
The Lord is near to all who call on him,
to all who call on him in truth.
Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.
Jesus Prayed too
"This, then, is how you should pray: "'Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us today our daily bread. Forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.'
Jesus said, "Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing." And they divided up his clothes by casting lots.
After he had dismissed them, he went up on a mountainside by himself to pray. When evening came, he was there alone.
One of those days Jesus went out to a mountainside to pray, and spent the night praying to God.
Helpful ways to pray…
Write it down - try keeping a journal of things you are praying about. It’s great to look back and see what God has been doing.
Draw a picture—sometimes you don’t have the words to explain what you want to say, so have a go a drawing it.
Listen to your favourite hymn or worship song—having music on when you’re not sure what to say may inspire certain words or feelings to help you pray. Or just let the music wash over you and
have some peace and quiet.
Find a passage to meditate on—find a passage from the Bible that means something to you and read it over a few times, maybe write it down or speak it aloud.