Tim Daulby

Learning to Pray

Prayer is talking to God.

If you know how to talk, you know how to pray. And sometimes the best moments with someone you really trust are when you just sit, and say nothing at all.


Currently I'm practicing 5 minutes of stillness every morning.

He says, “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.” - Psalm 46v10.

I set a timer, sit comfortably, palms open. Then, I try to be still and try to know he is God. Usually it's quite still outwardly and not very still inwardly.

Going further

If it's just talking to God, what is there to learn? Well, would you know what to ask a King if he offered you ANYTHING? Jesus said:

If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. - John 15v7.

So I'm learning to abide. I'm learning to have his words abide in me (mostly this means reading, learning and memorising scripture). From that, I'm then learning to ask. To really ask, because there are lots of needs in the world. Obviously people have written loads of books about different kinds of prayer. If I had more time, I'd probably write more about prayer too. But at the end of the day, I'm pretty sure that it still all boils down to: prayer is talking to God.

Can you pray for me?

Sure, just ask me. I'd encourage you to talk to God about it too.