pathways of prayer
How to use the prayer guide
For each full week of Lent there is a Bible study outline. The study considers the same passage that has been read in BBC Radio 4's Sunday Worship at the start of that week. Each study is designed to help you to consider the implications of the story for Christian living.
These prayers (mostly from the Old Testament) have been chosen to illustrate the particular strand of spirituality in focus for that week. Those Biblical prayers will be the main focus of the study notes.
At the beginning of each study, a setting off section helps participants to reflect on their own experience and beliefs. Then, the Bible passage is read and explored. Next, the "Moving On" section asks how the truths of the passage can be applied in the lives of believers. Finally, there is a prayer for you to use.
You can use the studies in a group or as an individual. Please be selective - you may not have time to consider every question.
This material has been provided by BBC Radio 4 in collaboration with Churches Together in Britain and Ireland.
Text © BBC 2007. Web site © CTBI 2007.