The Different Types of Prayer

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The Different Types of Prayer

Prayer is a form of communication between God and people. Christians

use prayers in both public and private worship as away of

communicating with God. They also use prayers to listen to God and

receive guidance, support and comfort from him. The prayers may be

said in silence or aloud.

Jesus taught that people must be persistent in prayer. They should not

expect their prayers to be answered straight away. Jesus taught that

Christians must pray with true faith and devotion.

Prayer was the way through which Jesus could talk to his father, God.

Jesus believed that God had a purpose for his creation. He used

prayers as the means by which he could discover this purpose.

It is said that when Jesus needed support, used prayers so that God’s

wisdom, power and strength could come to him.

There are four main types of prayers in Christianity; Adoration,

Confession, Thanksgiving and Supplication.

I will be focusing on three of these 4 prayers in this piece of


The first type of prayer that I will be looking at is “Confession”.


Confession is saying sorry to God for sins or wrong doings that you’ve

committed. Christians believe that it is very important to do this.

They believe that God will forgive them if they are truly sorry and

confess their sins.

Roman Catholic Christians go to confess their sins to a priest who

gives them advice and helps them.

Confession helps Christians face up to their deeds. A true confession

is apologising and meaning it.

All Christians should believe that committing a sin will spoil their

relationship with God. Even the bible s...

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forget their problems for a little while.





Belief is a trust that demonstrates faith in one’s God. When a

Christian prays, it shows that they have a belief in God. They say

that you should only pray to God if you truly believe in him and his

existence. Therefore, prayer expresses trust/faith.

If a Christians’ prayers are answered, their belief in God strengthens

and they are likely to pray more. For example: If a Christian prays to

be healed from a life-threatening disease and they are cured, they are

encouraged to have more faith in God.

Christians believe that the more they believe, the more God is able to

answer prayers therefore the more they pray, the more likely it is

that their prayers are answered.
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