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Try ancient prayers

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Try something old today.

Some ways of praying have been about for hundreds of years: try praying in an ancient way, today.

Pray the Examen

A form of centring prayer, popularised by Ignatius of Loyola ( 1491- 1556) that helps you:

  • Process the day
  • Think with gratitude
  • Look ahead to tomorrow

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Pray using Lectio Divina

A practice of reading scripture that was established in the 6th century by Benedict of Nursia that helps you:

  • Read scripture slowly and repetitively
  • Seek God’s presence as you engage with the Bible
  • Be transformed by the word of God

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Pray using the Lord’s Prayer

Let the words of Jesus be a guide to praying:

This, then, is how you should pray:

“Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name,
your kingdom come,
your will be done,
    on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread.
And forgive us our debts,
    as we also have forgiven our debtors.
And lead us not into temptation,
    but deliver us from the evil one”  

– Matthew 6:9-13

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