I’ve always found the concept of prayer to be an interesting one, mainly because of how subjective it is depending on the person praying and their spiritual or religious beliefs. For some of us, prayer is a simple conversation with the man upstairs, once or periodically throughout the day. For others, prayer involves getting down on one’s knees and reciting prayers we have been taught from a young age.
In my own opinion, prayer can be whatever you personally interpret prayer to be. Maybe it’s done verbally, through thought, or even sung. Prayer can be carried out in plenty of different ways, and there isn’t necessarily a right or wrong way to do it.
I thought it might benefit someone if I composed a short list of some common prayers. I’m Catholic and have learned these prayers in the Catholic faith, but I don’t see why they need to be exclusive to Catholics. Plus, sharing is what Jesus taught, so I think we’re good here.
Our Father/The Lord’s Prayer
Who art in Heaven
Hallowed by the name
Thy kingdom come
Thy will be done
On Earth, as it is in heaven
Give us this day our daily bread,
And forgive us of our trespasses,
As we forgive those who have trespassed against us
And lead us not into temptation,
But deliver us from evil,
Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee
Blessed are thou amongst women
And blessed is the fruit of thy womb Jesus
Holy Mary, Mother of God
Pray for us sinners
Now and at the hour of our death,
Glory be to the Father, and to the son, and to the Holy Spirit
As it was in the beginning, is now, and forever shall be
World without end,
Feel free to check tomorrow’s post for some more prayer inspiration.