7 Web Resources to enrich your prayer life
www.sacredspace.ie daily prayer and reflection using a scripture reading for the day
www.24-7prayer.com encouraging prayer
www.approachestoprayer.info plenty to explore
www.prayingincolor.com using doodles and colouring to enable your prayer.
www.thykingdom.co.uk Anglican initiative to encourage prayer and praying for people to grow in knowing God
www.trypraying.org encouragement to people who may never have tried prayer.
www.taketime.org.uk offers meditations on Gospel passages to listen to.
6 Free Apps to support your prayer life
5 Books exploring prayer
4 Ps to check up on your prayer life
Pray as you can, not as you can’t. Are you trying to pray in ways that don’t suit you? – Are there ways of praying that you could explore?
Pattern: What is my aim? Do I have a pattern? What ways of praying do I use?
Places: Where do you find yourself praying? What is it there that helps you focus?
Props: what supports do I have for my prayer life: spiritual friends, groups, spiritual accompaniers, books, …
3 Dimensions to Prayer
Upwards: focussing on simply being with God, giving yourself to God in praise, adoration, stillness.
Inwards: drawing upon God’s grace to resource and guide you that God will work in and through you
Outwards: praying for others – seeking God’s grace for people in our needy world.
2 Ways of going further with your prayer
Find a Spiritual Accompanier: These are people who give you the space to explore what is (and isn’t) happening in your prayer and faith journey. Anyone interested in going further can benefit from this. Plenty of people are offering this around the diocese.
Hereford Diocesan Courses:
- My Story: exploring the spiritual journey of life and prayer
- Christian Spiritual Growth: 12 day course (one day a month) exploring approaches to prayer, listening to God and finding direction in life.
- Discerning Listening: six day course to develop how we listen to God in ourselves and in others in a pastoral and spiritual ministry.
who loves us,
delights in us,
invites us to draw close
to know Jesus
and be empowered
to be our true selves