The Purpose of Prayer

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  • The Purpose of Prayer
    • Types of Prayer
      • Set Prayers: Some Christians have prayer books that can be used on Sunday services. They usually reflect key beliefs on Christianity.
      • The Lord's Prayer: This is the most famous prayer in Christianity. It's in the Bible and it's said that this is what Jesus said to his disciples.
        • The Lord's Prayer "Our Father in Heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth, as it is in heaven. Give us to day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil one. (Matthew 6:9-13)
      • Informal Prayer: Usually when people pray in private. It can also  sometimes be silent or aloud.
    • 4 Main Purposes
      • To get closer to God and talk to Him.
      • To praise God and thank Him.
      • To ask for God's help
      • To say sorry to God and ask to be forgiven for sins.
    • What the Bible teaches about prayer
      • "Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours." (Mark 11:24)
      • But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you." (Matthew 6:6)
    • The Lord's Prayer "Our Father in Heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth, as it is in heaven. Give us to day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil one. (Matthew 6:9-13)

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