Prayer is...

Sit still, clasp your hands,

Shut your eyes tight

Mind goes blank

Distractions flow

Concentrate with all your might!

What should I say?

Where should I start?

Take deep breaths

Focus the mind

Still my beating heart


Prayer is...

Easy for others, hard for me

I know I shouldn’t compare

Lost in worship

Confident with words,

They seem already there

Why not me?

Why do I fear?

I need help

Getting to grips

With this thing called prayer


Prayer is...

Less about me, all about God

His Spirit communing with mine

Heartfelt connection

Raw emotion

A meeting with the divine

Why me, God?

Why such grace?

Wonder grows

Increased desire

Driving me to seek your face


Prayer is...

A spiritual hug, a warm embrace

A date with my heavenly dad

God’s company

His nearness

Lifting me when I am sad

My heart stirs    

This isn’t strange!

I want to thank

I want to ask

Partnering to bring heavenly change.

Elizabeth McDowall

My role in SU Scotland is to encourage, excite, support and resource prayer both for the young people of Scotland, and among the young people of Scotland. What a fantastic task!