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.

Prayer can take a variety of forms: it can be part of a set liturgy or ritual, and it can be performed alone or in groups. Prayer may take the form of a hymn, incantation, formal creedal statement, or a spontaneous utterance in the praying person.


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Main articles

Act of prayer

Prayer Types and related concepts

Kinds of Prayer
Prayer, Its Importance and Types of Prayer


Prayer in various traditions

Rosary Prayer Religion Catholic Christianity Faith

Faithful praying

Fundamental concepts

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Frequently asked questions

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A prayer

Our Prayers

The prayers gather under various headings as shown below.

Famous Prayers

From Sacred Texts

From Prophets and Messengers

Prayer Samples For Our Daily Life


Death and Salvation:



Health and Healing:



Praise and Thankfulness:

Daily Life:




Prayers From Notables

  • Abraham Lincoln
  • Balzac
  • Bediuzzaman Said Nursi
  • Benjamin Franklin
  • Bernard Shaw
  • Bill Clinton
  • Bill Gates
  • Churchill
  • Cicero
  • Corneille
  • Dale Carnegie
  • Diana
  • Einstein
  • Elvis Presley
  • Emerson
  • Emile Zola
  • Epictetus
  • Fethullah Gülen
  • Napoleon
  • Oscar Romero
  • Peter Marshall
  • Picasso
  • Pope
  • Rudyard Kipling
  • Russell Crowe
  • Saint Francis’ Prayer
  • Schiller
  • Shakespeare
  • Sir Isaac Newton
  • Socrates
  • Thomas Carlyle
  • Thomas Fuller
  • Thomas Huxley
  • Tolstoy
  • Victor Hugo
  • Voltaire

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