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.

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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