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  Prayer - Christianity Knowledge Base - a Wikia wiki   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Prayer for the dead: Roman Catholics and Anglo-Catholics believe that prayers for the dead can diminish their suffering in Purgatory; for this reason, requiem Masses are offered for the repose of the faithful departed.
Christians are especially likely to select works written by the Saints, as these are people who have already led lives of prayer and left writings intended to help others.
Certain prayer events are organized, of course, as in the case of the Breviary, or the Mass, or other liturgical events; yet even during such events the specific discourse between the soul and God may be spontaneous.
christianity.wikia.com /wiki/Prayer   (2578 words)

 Prayer in Christianity - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Prayer to saints: in Catholic, Anglo-Catholic,and Orthodox tradition, prayers of petition may be addressed to saints.
Prayer for the dead: Roman Catholics and Anglo-Catholics believe that prayers for the dead are efficacious; for this reason, requiem Masses are offered for the repose of the faithful departed.
Certain prayer events are organized, of course, as in the case of the Breviary, or the Mass, or other liturgical events; yet even during such events the specific discourse between the soul and God may be spontaneous.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Prayer_in_Christianity   (3050 words)

 Christianity 101 - Prayer
Christians have been given the right to fellowship with God through prayer.
The Lord's Prayer was not meant to be repeated, as it so often is today, as if it were some sort of magical invocation.
True prayer will not be a burden, but rather, will be a time of spiritual refreshment.
www.gospeloutreach.net /prayer.html   (451 words)

 Prayer :: Christianity
Prayer is an active effort to communicate with a deity or spirit, including a monotheist God, Saints, gods within a pantheon, or others; either to offer praise, to make a request, or simply to express one's thoughts and emotions.
Prayer For The Persecuted Church - International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church is raising the awareness of religious persecution of Christians in China and the Sudan.
Prayers At Work - Prayers At Work's purpose is to help people at work serve Christ and live life to the fullest and to help people at work realize their vocation is their ministry.
society.gourt.com /Religion-and-Spirituality/Christianity/Prayer.html   (2501 words)

 Positive Christianity - Non Denominational Prayer
Not connected to any church, Positive Christianity is a prayer ministry without walls, physical or denominational, that the world can instantly access and use without cost.
Prayer is not laying hold of God's reluctance, but God's willingness.
When a person is at the end of their rope, they release through prayer a beginning of a new beginning, a fresh start.
www.positivechristianity.org /info.htm   (701 words)

 Corporate Prayer Catches On - Christianity.ca
One Canadian who monitors prayer networks and initiatives is T.V. Thomas, prayer track coordinator for Vision Canada, a task force of the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada.
Cathy Ciaramitaro is overseer of the prayer ministry.
WCF's prayer ministry is part of a growing movement that is sweeping across Canada, says Thomas, who has been tracking more than 25 city-wide, regional and national prayer initiatives in Canada for five years.
www.christianity.ca /faith/prayer/2003/09.001.html   (531 words)

 Christianity: Prayer: Friendship With God
Prayer is the way to master what is inferior in us, to discern between the signal and the trivial, between the vital and the futile, by taking counsel with what we know about the will of God, by seeing our fate in proportion to God.
Prayer is essentially standing face to face with God, consciously striving to remain collected and absolutely still and attentive in his presence, which means standing with an undivided mind, an undivided heart and an undivided will in the presence of the Lord; and that is not easy...
Contemplative prayer is the prayer of the heart, imagination and will, where the lips and mind are both at rest.
jmm.aaa.net.au /articles/4811.htm   (4453 words)

 AllRefer.com - Book of Common Prayer (Protestant Christianity) - Encyclopedia
Revision, undertaken by Cranmer, resulted in the Prayer Book of 1552, which showed the influence of foreign reformers then resident in England, for it made possible a wide diversity of views regarding the Eucharist, all justified by this official service book.
In 1927 a revised form was submitted to Parliament, whose approval was (and is) still required, and passed by the House of Lords but rejected by the Commons; it was resubmitted (with certain modifications) in 1928 and again rejected.
Nonetheless, the revised prayer book was quite widely adopted in the Church of England with episcopal approval.
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/B/BookComm.html   (583 words)

 Circle of Prayer   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Prayer Angel Fire is a service by metaphysical minister Rev. James Acker, a former monk/priest of 30 years.
Imprint your prayer with your spiritual vibration and it will be burned and transmitted to astral locales of the angel people who work with your life pattern.
Prayer is the key to unlock the power of God in the lives of His peoplr.
n.webring.com /hub?ring=circleprayer   (931 words)

 Britain.tv Wikipedia - Prayer
However, the most commonly used closure in Christianity is "Amen"?title=(from a Hebrew adverb used as a statement of affirmation or agreement).
But asking to change an aspect of creation seems to be expressing a dissatisfaction with the way things are - and hence not trusting the "plan."?title=This means faithfully asking for divine intervention is a paradox, requiring faith and displaying a lack of faith at the same time.
Some feel that the concept of conducting prayer experiments reflects a misunderstanding of the purpose of prayer.
www.britain.tv /wikipedia.php?title=Prayer   (4091 words)

 Bono's American Prayer - Christianity Today magazine - ChristianityTodayLibrary.com
Nevertheless, for more than 20 years Bono's fans have been attempting to gauge his spiritual well-being by what he sings, what he says in interviews, talk shows, and awards programs, and what he does or doesn't do in public.
For many Christians of a certain generation, combing through the lyrics of U2 songs (nearly all of them written by Bono) in search of biblical images or references to Jesus Christ and his teachings is almost a sport.
Born Paul David Hewson in Dublin, Ireland, to a Roman Catholic...
www.ctlibrary.com /ct/2003/march/2.38.html   (427 words)

 Past Forward: Christianity - Protestantism - Anglican Prayers
As a primarily English speaking person, the simple, heartfelt prayers use the beauty and the complexity of this language to deeply inspire religious devotion.
More especially we pray for Thy holy Church universal; that it may be so guided and governed by Thy good Spirit, that all who profess and call themselves Christians maybe led into the way of truth, and hold the faith in unity of spirit, in the bond of peace, and in righteousness of life.
Finally, we commend to Thy fatherly goodness all those who are any ways afflicted, or distressed, in mind, body, or estate; that it may please Thee to comfort and relieve them, according to their several necessities; giving them patience under their sufferings, and a happy issue out of all their afflictions.
www.healpastlives.com /pastlf/prayer/pyprangl.htm   (572 words)

The primary examples of prayer that they had seen had been conducted by the Pharisees who made long and loud prayers in public, for the purpose of impressing listeners.
Jesus is emphasizing that prayer is a personal matter, a private dialog with the King of kings.
Then Christ also says that the goal of our prayers is, "that the Father may be glorified in the Son." Prayer is to glorify the Father, whether it results in the one praying getting his needs met or not.
home.att.net /~belcroftbiblechurch/prayer.htm   (6123 words)

 "Arblaster On Celtic Christianity" (The Prayer Foundation)
I am not putting forth Celtic Christianity as some panacea of perfection; it is a process and a tool for overcoming that which may be more dangerous than Viking raiders--our modern culture.
It must be admitted that not all aspects of Celtic Christianity could, or even should, be followed today, but it does offer much we may appropriate as an arsenal to combat the cultural seduction of our time and affections.
In our regular prayers we are often guilty of rushing through into specific requests of God with what is a cursory, but perhaps not very deeply felt, introductory acknowledgement of thanks to Him for His greatness.
prayerfoundation.org /arblaster_on_celtic_christianity.htm   (603 words)

 Prayer Circle - ForumGarden
I have heard of prayer circle, that is some one prays for others, and they say it is effective.
A prayer circle could be a prayer square and still have the same result.
I once came accross a prayer circle run by the Roman Catholic Organisation called Opus Dei; I did not enjoy it at all and was not impressed with what I felt was their secrecy and hidden agenda.
www.forumgarden.com /forums/showthread.php?t=4105   (868 words)

 Religion & Beliefs, Christianity, Prayer,
A webring which believes that sanctity is the proclamation of human and Christian excellence and that sanctity is no more than the fullness of humanity fully alive.
Christian fellowship for those of us who are unable to leave our homes to whorship in our comunities...
Prayer is a must you would not go all day without talking to your wife or husband so why would you go all day with out talking to you’re GOD.
dir.webring.com /rw?d=Religion___Beliefs/Christianity/Prayer   (967 words)

 A Primer on Prayer Essentials - Christianity.ca
Prayer is the vital link between the believer and God.
Many Christians face this problem: they are convinced of the great need for prayer, but they do not know how to pray.
Prayer, in the minds of many believers, is asking God for things.
www.christianity.ca /faith/prayer/2003/09.000.html   (817 words)

 Contemplative Prayer - Infiltrating Christianity and Saying. "All Paths Lead to God."   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Note: To understand what contemplative prayer entails, we recommend you read A Time of Departing or Running Against the Wind.
The purpose of contemplative prayer is to enter an altered state of consciousness in order to find one's true self, thus finding God.
Proponents of contemplative prayer teach that all human beings have a divine center and that all, not just born again believers, should practice contemplative prayer.
www.lighthousetrailsresearch.com /cp.htm   (549 words)

 Prayer in Nebraska Schools   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
This week the Christian Coalition announced that one of its three highest goals for the United States Congress is to allow prayer in public schools.
Her Christianity is the central force in her life.
Between Christians and Jews there are many very, very important religious differences so you're asking for trouble the minute you say one group can subject everybody in the room using the authority of the state to that prayer."
net.unl.edu /swi/pers/prayer.html   (1409 words)

 Does Christianity promote prayer over action?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Some people have the impression that Christianity tells people to pray for those who are sick or in need at the expense of doing something practical about their needs.
In fact, he taught that we should not pray long redundant prayers in an effort to be heard by God or impress others (Mt 6:7-8, Lk 20:47).
By praying, we are asking the omnipotent and loving God of the universe to intervene and provide help to those who need it; he is both able and willing to answer these prayers (Mt 7:7-11).
www.rationalchristianity.net /prayer_action.html   (298 words)

 Lord's Prayer - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Lord's Prayer, the only formula of prayer attributed to Jesus Christ in the New Testament and the most widely used prayer of Christians.
Prayer (quotations): Prayer: Lord have mercy on us In…
- most important Christian prayer: the most important prayer in Christianity, which Jesus Christ taught to his disciples according to the Gospels of Luke and Matthew
uk.encarta.msn.com /Lord's_Prayer.html   (124 words)

 Unity Church of Christianity » Prayer Request   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Unity’s approach to prayer is affirmative, based on positive prayers and affirmations that have universal appeal.
Silent Unity is a worldwide prayer ministry at Unity's world headquarters (Unity Village, Missouri) that has been in continuous prayer for over 100 years, with people of all faiths.
When you want Prayer support, Silent Unity will pray with you for 30 days, in strictest confidentiality, reverence, and respect.
www.dallasunity.org /prayer-request.html   (166 words)

 Prayer and Christianity - The Wholistic Development Exchange
Prayer is a direct way of way of communicating and conversing with God.
Prayer is a spiritual exercise that helps strengthen your own spirit as well your connection to God.
Many doctors advocate that prayer should be an integral part of the healing process.
www.wholisticdev.com /Pray-to-Reduce-stress.shtml   (449 words)

 Christianity Freebies: Prayer Card
The MyFree company is offering a FREE prayer card with the "Act of Contrition" prayer on it.
I firmly resolve, with the help of Your grace, to sin no more and to avoid the near occasion of sin.
This prayer card is yours just by submitting their form with phone number AND order one other free offer in their list.
www.christianityfreebies.com /freebieDisplay.cfm?ID=1909   (123 words)

 Todays-Christian.com | Christian Encouragement, Teaching & Models
She's the baby of the bunch on ABC television's morning chatfest The View, while he's the second-string quarterback for the New York Giants.
Not your typical Christian couple by any stretch, but they're not afraid to share their faith with others.
Though many Christians question the reality of climate change and global warming, these evangelical leaders have become champions for the environment.
www.christianitytoday.com /todayschristian   (501 words)

 The Lord's Prayer
Luther placed such an importance on the Lord's Prayer that he made it one of the six main doctrines that every Christian should know, as expounded in his "Large" and "Small Catechisms." And Luther in the "Large Catechism" DID write an article on each line!
My personal opinion is that the Lord's Prayer sums up everything Jesus taught us.
It's actually a mystical or metaphysical interpretation of the Lord's prayer directly from Aramaic.
www.suite101.com /discussion.cfm/metaphysical_christianity/37514   (533 words)

 Secrets to Fasting and Prayer :: christianity.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
But God honors the person who denies her own bodily desires for a time and devotes herself to prayer and fasting.
Jesus said, “When you fast…” not “If you fast…” He also gave instructions how to conduct your private times of prayer and fasting (Matthew 6:5-18).
It’s best to start with a short fast — perhaps one day — and work up to longer fasts over time.
www.christianity.com /faith/1443183.aspx   (750 words)

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