How do you pray?

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

Our Father

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

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

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.

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