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.

Prayer

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Act of prayer

Prayer Types and related concepts

Kinds of Prayer
Prayer, Its Importance and Types of Prayer

Aspects

Fundamental concepts

Prayer in various traditions

Camp worshiping

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Acts of worship

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List of Forms of Worship

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Western Rite Orthodoxy

Western Rite Orthodoxy Western Rite Orthodoxy, also called Western Orthodoxy or the Orthodox Western Rite, are congregations within the Eastern Orthodox tradition which perform their liturgy in Western forms. Besides altered versions of the Tridentine Mass, congregations have used Western liturgical forms such as the Sarum Rite, the Mozarabic Rite, and Gallican Rite. Some congregations use what has become known simply as...

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Latin Liturgical Rites

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Catholic Particular Churches And Liturgical Rites

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Eastern Orthodox Worship

Eastern Orthodox Worship Eastern Orthodox worship in this article is distinguished from Eastern Orthodox prayer in that ‘worship‘ refers to the activity of the Christian Church as a body offering up prayers to God while ‘prayer‘ refers to the individual devotional traditions of the Orthodox. The worship of the Eastern Orthodox Church is viewed as the...

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Prayer Wheel

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Prayer Flag

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Passover Prayers And Blessings

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Easter Prayers

Easter Prayers We have collected some of the best Easter Prayers for protection and support to use in our request to God. May these prayers for safety bring you comfort and peace of mind. May these prayers for strength encourage your spirit and strengthen your faith. Easter, also called Pascha or...

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Reverence

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Fátima Prayers

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Thoughts And Prayers

Thoughts And Prayers The phrase “thoughts and prayers” is often used by officials and celebrities in the United States as a condolence after a tragic event, such as a deadly natural disaster or mass shooting. The phrase has received criticism for its repeated usage in the context of gun violence...

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Marriage Prayers

Marriage Prayers Marriage, also called matrimony or wedlock, is a socially or ritually recognised union between spouses that establishes rights and obligations between those spouses, as well as between them and any resulting biological or adopted children and affinity (in-laws and other family through marriage). The definition of marriage varies...

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Twelve Step Prayers

Twelve Step Prayers The Twelve Step Prayers were created using the text of the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous. Prayers have often been part of working a 12 step program, according to ones belief in a Higher Power. As such, many people working a 12 step program have used certain...

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Pregnancy Prayers

Pregnancy Prayers We have collected some of the best pregnancy prayers to use in request to God. May these prayers for safety bring you comfort and peace of mind. May these prayers for strength encourage your spirit and strengthen your faith. Pregnancy, also known as gestation, is the time during which...

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Buddhist Prayers

Buddhist Prayers We have collected some of the best Buddhist Prayers for protection and support to use in our request to God. May these prayers for safety bring you comfort and peace of mind. May these prayers for strength encourage your spirit and strengthen your faith. Buddhism is the world’s fourth-largest religion with...

Prayer For Compassion

Prayers For Compassion

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Prayers For Loneliness

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House Blessings

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