Sunday Online 24/10/21

Prayer – When and How?

Our live stream from St James’ Church building from 11am Sunday…

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You can use some of these in Growth Groups or alone:

Read through Matthew 6:5-13

  1. Jesus begins ‘When you pray…’. He obviously expects us to be praying.

Reflect on your pattern of prayer.

Do you have any routines or ideas you could share to encourage one another in regular prayer?

  • Jesus describes several ways not to pray.

In what ways might we struggle with some of these negative tendencies:

  • Showing off to gain approval of others?
  • Praying self-consciously or too conscious of what others think?
  • ‘Babbling’ – using lots of words unnecessarily /vain repetition /formulaic phrases?
  • Consider prayer as a sharing of conversation with God.

How can we listen to him more, rather than just pouring out an endless list of requests?

  • If God knows what we need before we ask him, then why pray?

What can I pray for?

  • Pray that as a church we would pray more – as individuals and together.
  • Pray for local businesses in our town as they adapt post-pandemic to changing workplace and employment patterns
  • With COP26 coming up, pray for world leaders that they would make good decisions for the benefit of current and future generations across the world. You could spend a bit of time finding out more on the Christian Aid website at

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What Next?

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Join us after the service for Zoom Coffee & Chat after the live stream – from 11:45am – 12.15pm. Click Here to join or join Zoom Meeting: 856 8151 5317 Passcode: 375804

Join us to Pray for our church, community and the world on Sundays at 5:45- 6:30pm via Zoom.
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