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This area is about everyday personal prayer for the everyday person. It’s a place to talk about how we pray, what we pray about, how it feels to pray… The list can be long. It’s about sharing our prayer experience so we can learn from each other. It’s not about prayer requests or the more formal intercessor prayer some of us do as part of worship services. This can be an intimate topic so please use your discretion.

What is happening when we pray?

I can’t help wondering if something is happening in the electro-magnetic spectrum or if there are quantum effects while praying. I have observed positive impact from prayer even from distances. Continue reading

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Praying through dying

Perhaps one of the most important moments of our life is the moment we die. Would it be helpful to prayerful at that moment? Would it matter (as we take our leave of matter) what we pray about at that moment? Continue reading

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Praying for the coach

How do I pray for the coach who is now a hurt player? One of the most influential people in my spiritual life is seriously ill. Suddenly a man who has led prayer for much of his life needs prayer.
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All roads lead to Rome

Are there aspects of other faith traditions that can enhance our prayer life as Anglican Christians? Continue reading

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How does God respond to your prayers?

I like to think of prayer as a conversation with God. Sometimes I stop making noise long enough and perhaps listen so the other party has a chance to respond. Sometimes I believe I’m hearing back. Sometimes the other party seems to butt in. Continue reading

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Gratitude

Here’s something to pray about — gratitude.

I feel really blessed and I think I should be giving thanks a lot. This is the day that the Lord has made. Let us rejoice and be glad in it. Psalm 118, verse 24. There is a quote that goes something like this: this moment is called the present because it is a gift from God. I like to give thanks for that gift. Continue reading

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Styles of Praying

I’ve been wondering if the various contributors to this conversation will have different prefered styles of praying. A couple analogies come to mind from other aspects of my life. They are: personality profiles like Myers-Briggs and some things I’ve observed about my fellow musicians. Continue reading

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Common Prayer

Welcome to the “Common Prayer” blog. I hope you will find the content here helpful to your prayer life. My intention is to throw in some ideas and through discussion, we will all learn. And by the way, this not a place for prayer requests. Continue reading

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