What is prayer? This video is helpful...

Most people pray at some point in their lives.
The bedroom is the most popular place for prayer.
Chrisitians believe that God hears our prayers.

"Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. I will be found by you." declares the Lord. 
Jeremiah 29: 12-14

This page has some tips and ideas about developing your prayer relationship with God. if you want to find out more, drop me an email.

Embracing the silence

One of the important things that we can do is simply to ‘shut up’ and let God speak to us.  But this can be scary.  What might happen?  We might not be able to focus.  I never have enough time!  Why not try introducing just 5 minutes of silence at one point in your day.  If you struggling for inspiration why not read a Psalm several times over, letting the words become familiar and then noticing particular words or phrases that stand out to you.  Then let those words rest in your mind while you’re silent – and see what God gets up to! Another way you could do this is reading one of Jesus’ stories and imagining yourself in it – literally being there, noticing the scene, feeling the wind and then imagine how Jesus might come and talk to you.” 

Martin,  Diocesan Youth Advisor