Takeaway Thoughts on Prayer

When and where should we pray?

Lancelot Andrewes (1555–1626), had a private notebook on prayer. It was discovered after his death and carried two lists:

First, a list of times of prayer in the Bible:

‘Always...
Without ceasing...
At all times...
Three times a day...
Evening, and morning, and at noon...
Seven times a day...
In the morning, a great while before day...
At daybreak...
The third hour of the day...
About the sixth hour...
The hour of prayer, the ninth...
The evening...
By night...
At midnight…’

Second, a list of places of prayer in the Bible:

‘In the assembly... and in the congregation...
Your closet...
An upper room...
A housetop...
The temple...
On the shore...
A garden...
On their beds...
A desert place...
In every place…

In the 21st century we might add in the coffee shop…the library…at the bus stop…the petrol station…the spa…our halls of residence…and so on, but the point is clear - there is no limit to the times, places and different ways in which you can pray.

Takeaway Thoughts

  • Takeaway Thoughts on Prayer

    When and where should we pray? Lancelot Andrewes (1555–1626), had a private notebook on prayer. It was discovered after his death and carried two lists:First, a list of times of prayer in the Bible:‘Always…Without ceasing…At all times…Three times a day…Evening, and morning, and at noon…Seven times a day…In the morning, a great while before day…At […]