Prayer Resources

Here are a range of resources for praying with. They've come from a variety of sources. Many were penned by Revd Chris Palmer, others come from Southwark Diocese spirituality newsletter, Formed by the Spirit, whilst others come from books and have been attributed.

Whilst these are offered as a help, it can often be good to talk with someone about our praying, rather than just rely on written material.

Starting to pray. Suggestions for getting going

ACTS. A simply structure for daily prayer

Awareness. Ways to simply be in the present moment

How to prayer when we don't want to pray. For times we're feeling lethargic or reluctant

Lord's Prayer Reflection. Praying with the best known prayer

Seven days of prayer. Reflective prayers over a week

A prayer walk. Getting outside to pray; enjoying creation

Review your day with God. The famous 'examen' prayer

Review your day with God II. A contemporary take on the 'examen'

Lectio Divina. Traditional Benedictine way of praying with the scriptures

Knowing our feelings. Being aware of the movements of our heart

My deepest desire. Exploring what we most want in our truest selves

Healing bad memories. Towards integrating difficult past events into the present

Release from Resentment. Towards not letting our resentments destroy us

Contemplation to Attain Love. A modern take on one of Ignatius's Spiritual Exercises

Rule of Life resources

We also have a range of resources to help people develop a Rule of Life, an account of how we put our desire to follow Jesus into practice in an intentional way.