At St James we recognise that prayer underpins everything we do.
a conversation with God - its two way, we need to both speak and listen
Like the fuel in our car - we cannot get through our daily lives or do the things that we want to do in our church without prayer. Ephesians 6:18 "pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people."
Something we can do quietly on our own? - Matthew 6:6 "But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you."
Something we do together as a church family each week as part of our services - a church member leads us in praying for situations locally, nationally and in our world, and for individuals we know and love.
Something you can do anytime any place anywhere
often accompanied by reading the bible
There are some amazing books on prayer like How to Pray or Dirty Glory
by Pete Greig, which are a great place to learn more about prayer.