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Typically, there are two circumstances under which saying of the Hail Mary (specifically, as opposed to other prayers) is encouraged: In saying the prayer, or sequence of prayers, known as "the Rosary" As part of a common form of penance after Confession (for example, "For your penance, say ten Hail Marys and five Our Fathers.") Certainly in the first ...


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Matins and Vespers are prayer services prescribed for the morning and evening respectively, and the terms generally refer to services with particular orders of worship laid down in various hymnals used by the Lutheran denominations. However, while "matins" is an order of worship established for use in the morning, there are some congregations, and some ...


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It will be hard to find an official "Catholic Corporate response" for something that is not official. It is not official to say the prayer multiple times just like that. It is official to say it many times as part of the rosary, but rosary, is a form of mediation; Rosary has "official", prescribed "mysteries" to meditate. So it is not vain repetition, as ...


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As well as 1 Peter 3:7 that you cite where dishonoring your wife is identified as a hindrance to prayer, the following scriptures are relevant in answer to your question: If I had cherished iniquity in my heart, the Lord would not have listened. - Psalm 66:18 ESV Comparing different translations for the meaning of 'cherished iniquity' may be ...


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This answer was written in answer to the original question, before it was massively rewritten and as the question is now asked does not apply to or answer your question. Please do not down vote or otherwise denigrate my answer, since it does apply and does answer the original question. Your question cannot be answered simply. In answering your question we ...


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From a Fundamentalist Pentecostal pov, "Prayer Services" are usually geared towards corporate prayer and petitions of God. These prayer(s) can be very long (over 30mins each). If any hymns are sung or preaching is preached, it is to prepare the church (congregation) for prayer. These prayers can be in support of a specific cause; i.e. imprisoned ...



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