United in Prayer

 

Many of us try to set aside a time of prayer each day - with varying success.  We recognise the importance of prayer and know that only by spending time with God each day are we able to live as he wants us to live.  After all, Jesus himself taught us to pray and set us an example by making time in his busy life to go off alone and be close to God.

 

We know what we ought to do, but there are two problems we sometimes encounter: 
1) finding the opportunity to be still, free of distraction and sufficiently wide awake;
2) keeping fresh and open to new ways of praying, and not allowing our prayer life to become a stale routine.

 

With this in mind we are launching a new initiative which we have called ‘United in Prayer’. 
Below are some suggestions for Morning Prayer which can be used at home quite flexibly, in the knowledge that although we are praying as individuals we are not alone.  We are in the company of others who are also at prayer throughout the parish.  
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As time goes by we hope to add regular supplements with topical details and will make it possible for anyone to contribute.  We will also produce suggestions for Evening Prayer for those of us who prefer to say our prayers later in the day.