Prayer is simply communicating with God.
We can do it anywhere, any time. But there is something special about coming together to pray. When we set aside time to listen to God, to bring him our concerns and worries, our feelings and our hopes, we can receive his forgiveness, reassurance and strength, and the results can be amazing.
The pandemic means we have suspended prayer meetings and gatherings, but we can pray at home - or wherever we happen to be.
We're running a course about prayer online from Sep 22, so get in touch if you are interested. There is a short video to watch in your own time during the week, followed by a session on Zoon to talk about what was said.
You can find lots of other resources for prayer online, too:
St Nick's sermons and reflections are posted here.
Download a form of prayer you can view or print for use at home if you are unable to get to church
Daily Prayer complete with readings and psalms for the day is provided on the Church of England website - Morning and Evening Prayer as well as Midday Prayer and Night Prayer. You can also get Daily Prayer via its app - see your app store or read more about it here.
Time to Pray is a free app, providing daily prayer and night prayer. Also available direct from your app store.
Daily Prayer with the Northumbria Community - simpler forms of prayer for morning, midday, evening and night (compline)
Lectio 365 is an app inspired by the Christian pattern of Lectio Divina to reflect on a passage and pray. Each reflection lasts around 9-10 minutes, and it is all read out for you. You follow simply by swiping through 5 screens.
A new page of prayer resources for this time is available on the Church of England website.
Our friends at Beverley Minster are placing a daily reflection online
More information on streamed services, more resources and how the national church wants to support us during this difficult period can be found on this page
Short of time? Here's the Prayer for the Day
Help With Personal Prayer & Worship