At its most simple, prayer is just talking to God.
You don't need to do anything special, say anything special, be anywhere special. You can pray any time, any place, out loud or in your head and God will hear you.
And you can tell God anything, all the good and the bad stuff that's going on. There aren't any special words.
If you would like to pray, but don't know what to say, you can start with the Lord's Prayer, a prayer that Jesus taught his followers:
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.
The Methodist Church in Britain has a wide range of resources for personal prayer, including daily prayers, praying through art, and praying with Children. You can find them on their website
If you'd like to learn more about what Christians believe about prayer, you can find a helpful starter from the Christian Enquiry Agency.
If you would like to speak to or email one of our Ministers, you can contact us.
* Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays — 3 to 5 minute Pause for Thought on Facebook at Stafford Methodist Churches Together
* our Sunday Service podcast on Facebook (as above) or YouTube Stafford Methodist Churches Together