Prayer

It’s the 1st of May. And I’ve had breakfast. I’ve known all week it was coming, and yet, I’ve had breakfast. What’s so bad about having breakfast you may well ask?
Beryl Wauye of Homa Bay SPEAK, Kenya shares with us her thoughts on one of the most challenging theological subjects of all: The problem of suffering and our response to it, as Christians and as humans.
A range of Christian organisations in the UK, including SPEAK, are joining together for a year of prayer and fasting for the climate, which began with a joint launch service in London on November 1st. The Pray & Fast For The Climate initiative calls on Christians to pray and fast on the first day of every month to make a stand for climate justice. Join us!
Sometimes it’s good to close your door and pray alone, away from the hustle and bustle of the world. But today, praying publically at a place of worldly power at a time of such historical significance felt wonderfully right. (A blog by Ruth Jarman)
Do you struggle with prayer times? Maybe you are actually praying already – but prayer for you is not sitting on your own with your eyes closed and offering God a shopping list (is that prayer for anyone?!). Where in your normal life do you already feel close to God? Or at peace? Or what stirs you up and makes you want to shout about stuff? It could be whilst you’re jamming on your guitar, or commuting, or playing football, or cooking dinner, or even reading your facebook newsfeed..! Whatever it is, try and identify it, and do it more, and a little more deliberately in God’s general direction! That, my friend, is prayer :) Here are some more ideas that might help you to seek God a bit more deeply; give a few of these a try and see what style suits you:
It’s amazing what happens when you seek to know God better – God can totally blow your expectations!
New year, new prayers!
December is here: A new month for prayer adventures and God-seeking, more than just the shopping-and-parties season. Here’s this month’s prayer calendar to see you through Advent and Christmas!
Eating simply, focussing on what matters
Advent is more than a countdown to Christmas
Ths month we have another exciting range of prayer challenges for you, and another beautiful downloadable prayer calendar to inspire you!