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It started with a simple invitation to the Stewards' Trust family: to share different ways to pray in an open blog. Our hope was to inspire more prayer and new ways to pray. The result is an amazingly diverse and rich collection of contributions.

By Jimi Gale

We made it! 52 ways to pray - one for each week of the year.
For such a time as this
Jimi Gale
Has there ever been such a time as this? Has there ever been such a time as this...to pray?
Simon Guillebaud

When you are devoted to something, it means you give (devote) a lot of time to it, because it is very valuable and important to you.
Andy Tanswell

Lent is often considered a time to give something up - though it can be a time, instead, to take something up, to start or do something.
Children of light
Juliet Fellows

He called a little child and had him stand among them. And he said, "I tell you the truth, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.
Declare it
Maggie Colvin

I like to begin my prayer time with praise, because we are told in Psalm 22, ‘God inhabits the praises of his people’. Praise clears away fear as I remind myself of His perfect love. Then, the prayer of declaration comes out of asking the Lord what is on His heart. 
Simple things
Annie Gale

I love God, and I love the simple things in life (Ed - explains why you marrried me!).  
Resting in restlessness
John Munro

I am not someone who operates in a habitual and disciplined way! My prayer life really comes to life in the early hours of the morning when I am often awake. I then find myself able to simply bask in God’s amazing love for me.
Sally Munro

Cultivating a life of prayer is a journey I have been on for many years, yet prayer often remains a complete mystery to me. It is at the same time, both immensely comforting and totally bewildering.
Thea Muir

Much of the time I am tempted to pray for things that I actually already have;

‘Father please bless me today’… God says He HAS blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ. (Eph 1:3)