​Prayer is undertaken in many different ways.

Prayer is a way for Christians to be with God, converse with God, understand and enter into a relationship with God.

Prayer is undertaken in many different ways. Some people pray aloud, some pray silently. Some pray alone, and many enjoy praying together in groups. Some people also use forms of Christian meditation.

Many people also find great peace and reward in making their own intercessory prayers

Many Anglicans use the daily offices to encourage their prayer life. The daily offices (morning and evening prayer) are set prayers that follow the lectionary (a set cycle of readings from the Bible) and include reading the Bible from the Old and New Testaments, including the Psalms.

Prayers related to the lectionary are also used. Intercessory prayers, that is, prayers on behalf of others, may follow a schedule as established by the Anglican Communion Prayer Cycle, which can be found each month in TMA and online [link], and many people also find great peace and reward in making their own intercessory prayers.

Daily offices can be found in various prayer books, including A Prayer Book for Australia, or the Book of Common Prayer. There are of course many other resources for daily prayer.


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 How do I pray?


The Lord's Prayer, below, is a prayer common to most Christian groups. If you've never prayed before, this might be a good place to start.

For guidance on how to pray, and to find people to pray with, contact your local church.


 The Lord's Prayer


Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name.
Your kingdom come.
Your will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread.
And forgive us our sins,
As we forgive those who sin against us.
Save us from the time of trial, and deliver us from evil.
For yours is the kingdom, the power and the glory,
Forever and ever.