Prayer is part of the lifeblood of the church. It is one of the basic actions for any Christian and perhaps should be as natural as eating, sleeping or indeed breathing.
There is no ‘right way’ to pray, God welcomes us when we talk to him and listens to our prayers.
At the same time prayer is not a special sort of magic whereby we manage to twist God’s arm to do what we want in the world. Rather as we pray we encounter God and often find that what we want changes to what he wants.
All of the following are ways in which you can pray, and there are probably many others.
Prayer is one of the most intimate of Christian acts and is perhaps the place where our own individual preferences are most evident. There are practices which some find enormously helpful and which others find almost impossible. I always encourage people to pray as you can and not as you can’t.