If you've been reading my posts in the last few days you will know I'm taking part in a 7 day 'ProBlogger Challenge'. This is day 6 and today's challenge is to create a discussion post.
Having posted yesterday something about how to pray I would really like to know what helps you to pray. What helps me may not be what helps you. We are all different, at different stages of life and in different situations. Some people find going on a pilgrimage helpful, especially if it involves walking, either alone or with others. I find walking refreshing even when it is challenging, as prayer so often is. That is why I have chosen this image of a pilgrim walking to Camino da Santiago.
You may find other things helpful. You may have favourite or habitual aids to prayer that you use. Let me know in the comments. You can just put one word or something longer. It is up to you.
To start you thinking, here's a list of things some people find helpful for prayer:
- being alone
- being with others
- reading the Bible
- reading Christian books
- a prayer routine
- a prayer list
- a gratitude diary
- books of prayers
- a prayer App for a smartphone
- visiting a sacred place
- going on a retreat
- going on a pilgrimage
- using an object e.g. a rosary or a cross to hold
OK - I will come clean. This is a list of some things I've found helpful as aids to prayer.
Do any of these ring true for you? You could just give the number(s) in your comment, or one word or a longer explanation. It is up to you. I hope you will comment. It would really help me to consider some new ideas if you have them.
So - over to you. What helps you to pray?