Prayer lies at the heart of the Christian life. God promises to hear us and to respond when we pray. We can pray just to be in touch with God - to make sure that we are listening for his presence in our lives and the lives of those around us. The Scriptures also encourage us to pray for specific situations and people. No special words are needed, just an honest and open acknowledgement of your need for help. If there is something in your life that needs prayer, just say it to God and ask him to help. There is a time of prayer somewhere in The Six each weekday. You can find times and locations here.
If you would like to use the Bible to help you pray, you could start with the Psalms, which are wonderful conversations between the writer and God about the whole range of human experience, including the most difficult times. If you find it helpful to use a written prayer, the Church of England website has prayers for a range of specific situations.
We all need help with prayer, and there are lots of good resources available. There is a brilliant site called rejesus which has excellent resources for personal prayer, including this page where you can post a prayer online.
If you would like to pray with someone, please contact us and we would be very happy to help - one of the clergy team would be delighted to pray with or for you. We also run an email list for very urgent prayer requests. If you have a situation that needs urgent prayer, please email or call and we can get the request out around our churches very quickly.
We have a monthly evening of prayer for all that is going on in The Six - a chance to bring before God the things that we do and the things we feel called to do. The evening takes place in a different part of The Six each month. Look on the calendar to find out where it will be next. Everyone is welcome.