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Prayer

invocation or act that seeks to activate a rapport with a deity
Mary Magdalene by Ary Scheffer (1795–1858).
Praying Hands by Albrecht Dürer showing the hand position of a medieval commendation ceremony.

Prayer is an communication to God. Many believe their prayers are answered and evidence of it is primarily reported in the Old and New Testament and also subsequently miracles and graces have been reported by the Church and by common people. Prayer is done by those who trust the power of word and thought. Jesus taught people to say the Lord's Prayer.

Prayer can be spoken, silent (no talking), or in a song. It can be used to praise God or to ask for something including help and forgiveness. Prayers can be said over and over again as in a Rosary or just once. The Rosary includes Lord's Prayer and other very beautiful prayers; with the Rosary, the Christian people sits at the school of Mary and is led to contemplate the beauty on the face of Christ and to experience the depths of his love. Through the Rosary the faithful receive abundant grace, as though from the very hands of the Mother of the Redeemer". [1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Rosarium Virginis Mariae on the Most Holy Rosary (October 16, 2002) - John Paul II". w2.vatican.va.