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Liturgy

Liturgy Liturgy is the customary public worship performed by a religious group. As a religious phenomenon, liturgy represents a communal response to and participation in the sacred through activity reflecting praise, thanksgiving, supplication or repentance. It forms a basis for establishing a relationship with a divine agency, as well as with other participants in the liturgy. Technically speaking, liturgy forms...

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Confession of Sins

Confession of Sins Confession of sins is the public or spoken acknowledgment of either personal or collective guilt, seen as a necessary step to receive divine forgiveness. Confession is part of several religious traditions. It became especially important in the Catholic and Orthodox faiths, which evolved a formal sacramental system of confession and absolution....

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Redemption in Theology

Redemption in Theology Redemption is an essential concept in many religions, including Judaism and Christianity. The English word “redemption” means ‘repurchase’ or ‘buy back. See Theology Christianity Main articles: Atonement in Christianity and Salvation in Christianity See also: Redeemer (Christianity) In Christian theology, redemption (Greek: apolutrosis) refers to the deliverance of Christians from sin. It assumes an important position in salvation because the transgressions...

Deathbed Confession

Deathbed Confession A deathbed confession is an admittance or confession when someone is nearing death, or on their “death bed”. This confession may help alleviate any guilt, regrets, secrets, or sins the dying person may have had in their life. These confessions can occur because the dying want to live...

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Yom Kippur

Yom Kippur Yom Kippur (יוֹם כִּיפּוּר, or יום הכיפורים), also known as the Day of Atonement, is the holiest day of the year in Judaism. Its central themes are atonement and repentance. Jews traditionally observe this holy day with an approximate 25-hour period of fasting and intensive prayer, often spending most of...

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Salik (Initiate)

Salik (Initiate) A salik (initiate) is a traveler who follows a way to a goal and makes efforts to meet with God. The way of traveling differs according to the capacity, abilities and gifts with which each individual has been favored. Some are extraordinarily attracted and taken by God Himself...

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Fana Fi’llah (Annihilation in God)

Fana Fi’llah (Annihilation in God) Fanâ fi’llah (annihilation in God) has connections with some of the other concepts that we have discussed. For example, sincere repentance requires annihilating one’s resistance to acknowledging sin, asceticism requires annihilating carnal pleasures, the highest point of loyalty and love is the annihilation of the...

Ta’anit, Fasting in Judaism

Ta’anit, Fasting in Judaism A ta’anit (taanis in Ashkenaz pronunciation, or taʿanith in Classical Hebrew) is a fast in Judaism in which one abstains from all food and drink, including water. A Jewish fast may have one or more purposes, including: A tool for repentance An expression of mourning Supplication, such as the Fast...

Prayer of Self Reflection

Reflections of St. Ignatius of Loyola

Reflections of St. Ignatius of Loyola Prayer of Self Offering Take, O Lord, all my liberty. Receive my memory, my understanding and my will. You have given me all that I am and all that I possess. I return it all to you and surrender it to the guidance of...

Prayers of Self-reflection

Prayers of Self-reflection Human self-reflection is the capacity of humans to exercise introspection and the willingness to learn more about their fundamental nature, purpose and essence. The earliest historical records demonstrate the great interest which humanity has had in itself. “Know thyself” was inscribed on the forecourt of the Temple of Apollo at Delphi over 3,000 years ago. Human...

The Apostle Paul’s Prayers

A Complete List of the Apostle Paul’s Prayers in the Bible First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for all of you, because your faith is being reported all over the world. God, whom I serve with my whole heart in preaching the gospel of his Son, is my...

Exorcism Prayer

Exorcism Prayer Many people today think of evil infestation of a person in the terms of Hollywood Horror movies… this is not necessarily the case. Evil usually possesses an individual in a more subtle fashion. Entering someone’s Soul thru harsh emotions… such as anger, hatred, despair, greed… or even vanity,...

Prayers For Prisoners

Prayers For Prisoners A prison, also known as a correctional facility, jail, penitentiary, detention center, remand center, or internment facility, is a facility in which inmates are forcibly confined and denied a variety of freedoms under the authority of the state. Prisons are most commonly used within a criminal justice system: people charged...

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What is a Prayer?

Prayer An act of the virtue of religion which consists in asking proper gifts or graces from God. In a more general sense it is the application of the mind to Divine things, not merely to acquire a knowledge of them but to make use of such knowledge as a means of union...

Prayers For Sobriety

Prayers For Sobriety Sobriety is the condition of not having any measurable levels or effects from alcohol or drugs. Sobriety is also considered to be the natural state of a human being given at a birth. A person in a state of sobriety is considered sober. In a treatment setting, sobriety...

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Prayers for Alcoholics

Prayers for Alcoholics Alcoholism, also known as alcohol use disorder (AUD), is a broad term for any drinking of alcohol that results in mental or physical health problems. The disorder was previously divided into two types: alcohol abuse and alcohol dependence. In a medical context, alcoholism is said to exist when two or more of the following conditions are present: a person...

Prayers For Cure From Paralysis

Prayers For Cure From Paralysis A Prayer for Friends Suffering Various Forms of Paralysis They gathered in such large numbers that there was no room left, not even outside the door, and he preached the word to them. Some men came, bringing to him a paralyzed man, carried by four...

Morning Prayers

Morning Prayers Morning prayers can refresh and recharge your soul as you get ready to take on the day with help from the best place possible: Our Creator!  We should treat morning prayers, like prayer itself, as a time to get closer to God by expressing our love for Him,...

Prayers for Forgiveness and Protection from Hell Fire

Prayers for Forgiveness and Protection from Hell Fire Glory be to You! We have no knowledge save that which You have taught us; indeed, You are the All-Knowing, the All Wise. O our Sustainer! Do not call us to task if we forget or fall into error. Our Sustainer! Lay...

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