Prayer is an essential part of what it means to be a Christian, bringing ourselves closer in conversation with God.

Here are various prayers and prayer ideas that you might like to consider, when putting aside some time for prayer.

Rachel with just a small number of the poppies crafted by residents of Pennington
The point of the poppy
A short prayer for Remembrance Sunday
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Church in early morning sunlight
Prayer Ideas: All Saints
One of the traditions of All Saint’s Day is to remember those who have died: our friends, family members, and
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Leaves from green to red hung on a line
Prayer Ideas: Leaves of Change
Autumn is a season of many changes. Starting new schools, new classes, new jobs, a new season of life. This
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Looking down at the ground with blue shoes and leaf litter in view
Prayer Ideas: Where feet may fall
s important that we keep ourselves active and it’s recommended that you try and travel at least 10,000 steps a
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Man in soft focus reading a newspaper
Prayer Ideas: In the news
To sell, newspapers need to be sensationalist; good news it seems doesn’t sell copies as well as bad news does.
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Yosemite National Park
Prayer Ideas: Eco Prayer
Pick an eco-system that is close to your heart and pray with positive intention for that place. Perhaps focus your
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Pieces of plain card
Prayer Ideas: Fold a Prayer
Coming together with others in prayer can be a meaningful experience, as we share with one another our faith and
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Homeless man holding
Prayer Ideas: Be Kind
Random acts of kindness are an easy way of making prayer practical and positive. It can move our focus away
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Hand outstretched on a winters day
Prayer Ideas: Five Fingers
Here is a way of praying for others by using your fingers to trigger you into thinking about different groups
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Fridge with magnets and photos on the front
Prayer Ideas: The Fridge!
Stick a favourite prayer up on the fridge door, then each time you visit the fridge, you can say that
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Man drinking coffee in coffee shop
Prayer Ideas: Make Space
The summer holidays are a time to do things we wouldn’t get to normally, but they’re also a time for
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‘I Bow Down’: performed before intercessions on 25th August 2019
'I Bow Down': performed before intercessions on 25th August 2019 - words and Music Cindy Rethmeier, performed by Jane and
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Holiday makers by the beach
Prayer Ideas: People Watching
Each individual has their own battles and challenges, and is known and loved by God. Pray simple prayers of blessing
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Intercessions from the ninth Sunday after Trinity – 18th August 2019
Prayers given on our Family Communion service on the ninth Sunday after Trinity.
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Red and orange alarm clock with mug of tea
Prayer Ideas: Set an Alarm
What time do you set your alarm to start your day? Why not, over the coming seven days, set an
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Intercessions from the eighth Sunday after Trinity – 11th August 2019
Prayers given on our Iona Communion service on the eighth Sunday after Trinity.
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Wherever life plants you, bloom with GRACE
Prayer Ideas: leave a note
In the week ahead, why not leave a note where someone can find it, wishing them well in their lives
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Intercessions from the seventh Sunday after Trinity – 4th August 2019
Prayers given on our Evensong service on the seventh Sunday after Trinity.
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Sunflower against green field
Prayer Ideas: Plant a Seed
In order to grow to be strong and healthy seeds need good soil, feeding and watering. In the same way
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Intercessions from the sixth Sunday after Trinity – 28th July 2019
Prayers given on our Family Communion service on the sixth Sunday after Trinity.
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Woman looking in small hand mirror in profile
Prayer Ideas: Be Persistent
Are there specific things you want to persist in asking for? Is there something you look at several times a
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Intercessions from the fifth Sunday after Trinity – 21st July 2019
Prayers given on our Family Communion service on the fifth Sunday after Trinity.
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Paper Chains
Prayer Ideas: Paper Chains
We thank God for the connections that make up our families and communities.
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Intercessions from Sea Sunday – 14th July 2019
Prayers given on our Family Communion service on Sea Sunday.
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Man washing by plastic stool
Prayer Ideas: Washing Away
At the end of the day, take a glass bowl and fill with water; get yourself into a calm frame
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Scrapbook
Prayer Ideas: Scrapbooking
We all work in different ways and engage with different mediums: if writing isn't your thing, why not collect photos
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A green corner of the Issac Watts Memorial Park, Southampton
Prayer Ideas: On a walk?
Can you find God more easily, when the calm of being in nature can slow down our hectic lives?
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Intercessions from the Second Sunday after Trinity – 23rd June 2019
Prayers given on our Morning Praise service on the Second Sunday after Trinity, with a focus on the work undertaken
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Revision Cue Cards
Prayer Ideas: Prayer Prompt Cards
How did you revise for your exams at school, college or university? Some find making notes on catalogue cards an
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Intercessions from Trinity Sunday – 16th June 2019
Prayers given on our Family Communion service on Trinity Sunday.
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boy sitting on bench while holding a book
Prayer Ideas: Sing!
To the tune of ‘Frere Jaques’, sing with children the following – why not try as a round, splitting into
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Colourful spiral
Prayer Ideas: Pray Outwardly
Take a circle of paper and cut it into a spiral and in it write names of people you want
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Glass marble in open palm
Prayer Ideas: Use your five senses
Use your five senses as you pray; sound, sense, scent, sight and taste.
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Two red dice on black background
Prayer Ideas: Be Unpredictable
If you struggle to focus during times of prayer, try something more interactive: use dice and assign someone you want
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Be Kind
Prayer Ideas: Be Kind
Random acts of kindness are an easy way of making prayer practical and positive. It can move our focus away
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