Prayer is at the centre of all that we do at St Matthew’s. We believe that all we can accomplish comes about not because of us but because of God.
We know in our everyday lives that communication is vital and so it is with God. So, above all else, prayer is about communicating with God and enjoying a continuing relationship with him. Jesus has provided us with a template for prayer in words of the Lord’s Prayer
Like all good relationships prayer involves listening as well as talking!
Prayer enables us to become more the people God created us to be and so draws us to share in God’s creative and compassionate work in the world. We discover the work of the Holy Spirit as we are open to God in prayer.
But we don’t have to use special words or long sentences – God just wants to hear from us – whether we are glad, sad or mad.
Try this prayer link to explore the subject more. But there’s really no better alternative than just telling God how you are feeling right now!