Prayer and Worship

Prayer is an invocation or act that seeks to activate a rapport with an object of worship through deliberate communication. In the narrow sense, the term refers to an act of supplication or intercession directed towards a deity (a god), The God or a deified ancestor. More generally, prayer can also have the purpose of thanksgiving or praise, and in comparative religion is closely associated with more abstract forms of meditation and with charms or spells.


Worship is an act of religious devotion usually directed towards a deity. An act of worship may be performed individually, in an informal or formal group, or by a designated leader. Such acts may involve honoring. Worship means fulfilling God’s commands in one’s daily life and fulfilling the obligations of being His servant, while servanthood is interpreted as living in the consciousness of being a servant.


The phrase “thoughts and prayers” is often used by officials and celebrities in the United States as a condolence after a tragic event.



Main articles

Act of prayer

Prayer Types and related concepts

Kinds of Prayer
Prayer, Its Importance and Types of Prayer


Fundamental concepts

Prayer in various traditions

Camp worshiping

Camp worshiping

More articles on prayer

More article on worship

Frequently Asked Questions

Main articles

Acts of worship

Forms of Worship

List of Forms of Worship

Places of worship

Place of Worship

Worship in religions

Indian religions




Abrahamic religions





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