As followers of Christ in the Episcopal way, prayer is central to living our faith. Prayer invites us to dwell in God’s loving presence and to listen for God’s voice in our life and world.

Jesus encourages us to come before God with a humble heart and, at the same time, to offer our thanksgivings and concerns boldly to God. Prayer can be spoken or silent, action or stillness, individual or corporate.

“We do not want to be beginners [at prayer]. but let us be convinced of the fact that we will never be anything but beginners, all our life!”

Thomas Merton

The Apostle Paul encourages us to “pray without ceasing,” encouraging us to see our whole life as prayer. Alongside this practice of “living prayer,” the daily practice of carving out time and space for intentional prayer can open us up to experience God’s presence more deeply in our life and world. Daily prayer need not be complicated; sometimes the simplest of prayers are the most transformational.

Wherever you are in your faith journey, we invite you to make space in your daily life for prayer.