Prayers and Praying
This is one of the prayers we use after Holy Communion.
Links to resources on
prayer and praying
Wind in the Pines
January 2017: We have just launched a Blog that includes the Category "Prayers and Praying" Clicking the link (above) will take you to posts in that category.
Light a candle
A page on our site with an introduction, an invitation, and a link to light a prayer candle today, and tomorrow, and whenever you are moved to do so.
Our page with links to many different prayer resources. One of the links may be just the one you're looking for.
Feasting on Prayer
Our page of prayers collected over the 40 Days of Lent, Holy Week, and the 50 Days of Easter in 2014. Use the search feature on our website to find a prayer with your "word."
What is prayer? Well:
What is prayer?
Prayer is responding to God, by thought and by deeds, with or without words.
What is Christian Prayer?
Christian prayer is response to God the Father, through Jesus Christ, in the power of the Holy Spirit.
What prayer did Christ teach us?
Our Lord gave us the example of prayer known as the Lord's Prayer. See page 364.
What are the principal kinds of prayer?
The principal kinds of prayer are adoration, praise, thanksgiving, penitence, oblation, intercession, and petition.
What is adoration?
Adoration is the lifting up of the heart and mind to God, asking nothing but to enjoy God's presence.
Why do we praise God?
We praise God, not to obtain anything, but because God's Being draws praise from us.
For what do we offer thanksgiving?
Thanksgiving is offered to God for all the blessings of this life, for our redemption, and for whatever draws us closer to God.
What is penitence?
In penitence, we confess our sins and make restitution where possible, with the intention to amend our lives.
What is prayer of oblation?
Oblation is an offering of ourselves, our lives and labors, in union with Christ, for the purposes of God.
What are intercession and petition?
Intercession brings before God the needs of others; in petition, we present our own needs, that God's will may be done.
What is corporate worship?
In corporate worship, we unite ourselves with others to acknowledge the holiness of God, to hear God's Word, to offer prayer, and to celebrate the sacraments.
Source: An Outline of the Faith in our Book of Common Prayer (BCP), pp. 856-857