If you’re anything like me, having time to pray and then actually spending time praying are two different things. I would like to offer some prayer resources that may be helpful during this time of lockdown but also help to develop prayer patterns that may sustain you in the long term too.

I am sure many of you will have your own prayer and bible reading patterns but you may like to try something different or add an extra discipline to draw from God’s strength and encouragement at this time.

Click a heading to go to our ‘Ways to Pray’ page:

Getting Started

Prayer as Relationship

Silent Prayer

Praying with the Bible

Praying together

Prayer isn’t a technique; it’s a relationship. It’s not about trying to persuade a reluctant God to do something, or to craft a perfect set of words to win God over. It’s a friendship, with many different dimensions. 

National Day of Reflection March 23rd 2021

Join Stephen, our Vicar, as he prays live on the National Day of Reflection March 23rd 2021. He will also be reading out the names of those with a connection to Lytchett Matravers who have died since 23rd March 2020. We recognise how difficult it has been for family and friends, unable to properly mourn, grieve or gather. We pray together:

God of Love, As we think about all that has changed this year, help us to trust that you are always with us. As we remember those who have died, help us to trust they are at peace with you. As we reach out to others with kindness and care, may hope shine out in every heart and home. Amen.