Praying is becoming increasingly fashionable in our society.

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What is Christian Prayer?

The apostle Paul put it like this. He said: ‘through Jesus we both’ – that’s Jews and Gentiles, the whole known world – ‘have access to the Father by one Spirit’.

Ephesians 2:18 (paraphrase)

Why pray?

‘When you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.’

Matthew 6:6

And the apostle Paul says this: ‘Don’t be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition,’ – that’s asking for things – ‘with thanksgiving, let your requests be known to God. ‘And the peace of God,’ – that amazing peace, the peace of God – ‘that transcends all understanding, will keep your heart and mind in Christ Jesus.’

Philippians 4:6–7

‘When I pray, coincidences happen. When I don’t, they don’t.’

William Temple, Archbishop of Canterbury

Does God always answer prayer?

‘When the train goes through a tunnel and it gets dark, you don’t throw away the ticket and jump off. You sit still and trust the driver.’

Corrie ten Boom

How do we pray?

Why should we pray?

I read this: that the Lord’s Prayer, which is a prayer that Jesus taught his disciples to pray, is fifty-seven words long. The European Union Report on the Regulation for the Sale of Cabbage is 26,901 words. Millions of people pray the Lord’s Prayer every day. Who has read the report on cabbage?!