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The way in which believers communicate to God

Most Christian traditions (I'd not like to speak for all) would say yes, prayer involves more than supplication. TEC (The Episcopal Church in the USA) outlines various forms of prayer in its … catechism: What are the principle [sic] kinds of prayer? A. The principle kinds of prayer are adoration, praise, thanksgiving, penitence, oblation, intercession, and petition. Of these, only …
answered Jan 11 '15 by lonesomeday
What does it mean to pray "in Jesus' name"? Is it a magical formula that guarantees that your prayer will be heard? For example: Dear God, please give me a new bike and a chocolate cake and a … magical telephone and an elephant. Also, please kill all the bad people. In Jesus' name, Amen. Does that prayer make more sense because it has "In Jesus' name" at the end? No, indeed not. This is the …
answered Dec 18 '13 by lonesomeday
when referring to the intercession of the saints. Then it has a deeper meaning. Some quotes from the Catechism of the Catholic Church: Prayer is the raising of one's mind and heart to God … ... Whether we realize it or not, prayer is the encounter of God's thirst with ours. ... Prayer is the response of faith to the free promise of salvation and also a response of love to the thirst of the only …
answered Dec 23 '13 by lonesomeday
, one of the principal advantages of the Rosary is that it is a form of prayer that can be done without complex instruction and is open to various levels of understanding according to the individual's capability. …
answered Feb 12 '14 by lonesomeday
' beliefs.) Idolatry Many Protestants believe that prayer should only be directed at God and that prayer to anything else is ipso facto idolatry. To pray to saints for their help would contravene I … Timothy 2.5, for instance. There is no clear biblical warrant for prayer to the saints. By contrast, there is plainly biblical warrant for praying for other living people, so that plainly is not …
answered May 14 '14 by lonesomeday