Prayer resources

Check out the links and downloads for loads of different ideas on how to pray. Some of the resources were specially written for HOPE's season of prayer in 2012 - but they are still a great starting point to help you and your church get creative in prayer.

New Year

Start the new year off in prayer and seek His will for you, your church and your community. Visit our New Year prayer resources page

Fasting

What is Fasting and why? - All you need to know about Fasting (Powerpoint). Fasting Bible Study (.pdf)
Why not try out the Family Fasting Challenge? - suitable for all ages

Youth

Praying with young people? All Praying Together Youth Pack (.pdf)  
For more specific youth prayer resources and a break down of the pack, visit HOPE Revolution

Children and Family

Praying with children? All Praying Together Children's Pack (.pdf) - full of relevant ideas.
Want to get messy?
Messy Church Lord's Prayer resource sheet (.pdf).
A family friendly
Community Prayer Treasure Hunt (.pdf) to make prayer active and fun.
Family friendly prayer activity - The very British prayer zone (.pdf)
Go on a reflective journey through a Prayer Labyrinth. This idea explained in HOPE for Harvest book.

ChurchPreston prayer

Teach on prayer and encourage your church. Prayer church service outline (.pdf)
Sermon outlines and Scripture readings.  Matthew 6:5-18 and Mark 7:24-37 from Ed Mackenzie / Matthew 6: 1-18 from Michael King (.pdfs)
Topical Liturgy with prayer and response. Liturgy provided by the Church of England (.pdf)

Reflection

'Our Father in Heaven' - Reflection on the Lord's Prayer (.pdf)
Receive the gift of prayer: a multi-lingual prayer resource from the Methodist Church. 

Developing your prayer or trying out something new....

Want to be a frequent pray-er? Daily prayers provided by the Church of England. 
Just getting started? The Church of England have some handy ideas and tips, as you learn to pray
Feel like going deeper? The Baptist Union provide monthly prayers of intercession
Passionate about education? You can create prayer spaces in schools or pray for those who do.
Prayers with children through the day? Oxford Mothers Union's Praying through the Day may interest you.  Prayers for bedtime (.pdf) is part of that.
Reflect and respond. A responsive prayer on unity written for Spring Harvest
New to all this? www.trypraying.org.uk - a website for those who may have never prayed before  
Short Cartoon video in simple form, about prayer: available to download from Kore.
 

Other helpful prayer links

24-7prayer - www.24-7prayer.com
World Prayer Centre - www.worldprayer.org.uk
Neighbourhood Prayer Network - www.neighbourhoodprayer.net
Try Praying - www.trypraying.co.uk
Prayer for Today (UCB)- www.ucb.co.uk/pft
 

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