Prayer in Christianity

activity in Christianity

Prayer in Christianity is seen by most Christians as a way of communicating with God.[1] Prayer is seen as being therapeutic by many Christian leaders.[1] The Lord's Prayer, which Jesus taught his disciples, was important as an example in the early churches.[2] The prayers in the Old Testament and New Testament have also influenced Christian thought.[3]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Mark R. McMinn, Psychology, Theology, and Spirituality in Christian Counseling (Carol Stream, IL: Tyndale House, 2011), p. 68
  2. Roy Hammerling, The Lord's Prayer in the Early Church: The Pearl of Great Price (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010), p. 1
  3. Into God's Presence: Prayer in the New Testament, ed. Richard N. Longenecker (Grand Rapids, MI: W.B. Eerdmans, 2002), p. xi

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