Prayer is when we talk to God. We don’t even have to talk, we can just think or feel he is close to us. We can pray for other people or for ourselves, we can say sorry for what we have done wrong and we can thank God for all he has given us. God already knows what is in our hearts and minds. We can be honest with God and say exactly how we feel, or even just sit in silence.

When Jesus' disciples asked him to teach them how to pray, he taught them a prayer that has come to be called 'The Lord's Prayer'. It is a prayer in Jesus' own words and is used in many different services in the church. Jesus was a man of prayer and he teaches us how to pray by using the Lord's Prayer as an example and guide. He shows us the things to bring into our own prayers and he encourages us to act on these things in our everyday life.

PrayingRead the Lord's Prayer:

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. Amen.