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    Hi to all exisiting members.

    I have been watching the John Edward show for a while now and have heard John talking about offering prayers up to those who have passed over.

    This makes a lot of sense to me and as a lapsed (very) Catholic I have seen my mother pay to have 30 masses said for decesased relatives in the past.

    But: am I the only person who doesn’t know how to pray. I haven’t been to church since I was a child really. What do I do? buy a prayer book and just read from it? make up my own prayers?

    I am really stuck on this as I would love to pray for the people I know who have crossed over but I really don’t know where to start.



    Hello, Ana :wave: and welcome to the board!

    I feel quite sure that you’re not alone in not knowing how to pray! I really think it’s a matter of preference, however. Some people like to make them up, use their own, while others prefer the more traditional. Personally, I prefer to use a combination of the two.

    You may be interested in looking through the Prayers and Meditations sub-forum, which is located in the Spiritual, Religious, Scriptural Forum here:


    On the right side, choose to Show threads – “from the beginning.” There are quite a few threads and many of our favorite prayers listed there.

    Good luck, and again, welcome! :D


    Hi Ana. It’s a wonderful question and wonderful that you’re exploring prayer. I would view prayer as whatever way you feel comfortable in communicating with your Maker. If that’s a quiet time to just talk, or singing in the shower or dancing around a campfire, it makes no difference – use whatever method makes you comfortable.
    Good luck… you’ve opened a door to a wonderful world. :)


    Thank you TxJude and Don.

    What a wonderful welcome.

    I’m looking forward to being a part of this community.


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