The suggestions here provide some ways to get started with prayer.

Some use familiar words, objects or ideas as starting points. Others take traditional prayers and build ideas for prayer around them.

We hope you find something to provoke, to interest and to get you started. You're welcome to contact us with your ideas and suggestions, and to tell us what really worked for you, and what didn't.

In a Bible, read the story of Naaman in 2 Kings 5:1-14 (or follow the link to read it online).

 

Although he was outwardly powerful and successful Naaman had a burden to bear...

...so we pray for those who, despite appearances, bear heavy burdens or dwell in a place of loneliness, guilt or despair. May they find determination, forgiveness and hope in You, Lord

Through our lives and by our prayers, your kingdom come.

 

She was a captive and a slave, but the servant girl didn’t hesitate to speak up about the power of God at work in her land through Elisha...

...so we pray all who are called to speak out in Christian ministry here in Cromer - David, James and Paul, the retired clergy, the Readers, and ourselves as we live and speak the good news of God’s redeeming love. Through our words and actions, may our families, friends and colleagues find their salvation in You, Lord.

Through our lives and by our prayers, your kingdom come.

The Lord's Prayer (Contemporary)

Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name,
your kingdom come,
your will be done,
on earth as in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread.
Forgive us our sins
as we forgive those who sin against us.
Lead us not into temptation
but deliver us from evil.
For the kingdom, the power,
and the glory are yours
now and for ever.
Amen.

The Lord's Prayer (Traditional)

Our Father, who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name;
thy kingdom come;
thy will be done;
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those
who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation;
but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom,
the power and the glory,
for ever and ever.
Amen.

A Prayer for the Church

O God, in whose sovereign power rests everything in heaven and earth, take hold of your church today that, in every parish in this Diocese, we may be led humbly in the paths of holiness and boldly in the ways of witness, that many may be found as new disciples of Jesus Christ and learn to live joyfully in the power of your Holy Spirit. Amen.