Prayer in Christianity
Prayer in Christianity is seen by most Christians as a way of communicating with God. Prayer is seen as being therapeutic by many Christian leaders. The Lord's Prayer, which Jesus taught his disciples, was important as an example in the early churches. The prayers in the Old Testament and New Testament have also influenced Christian thought.
- Mark R. McMinn, Psychology, Theology, and Spirituality in Christian Counseling (Carol Stream, IL: Tyndale House, 2011), p. 68
- Roy Hammerling, The Lord's Prayer in the Early Church: The Pearl of Great Price (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010), p. 1
- Into God's Presence: Prayer in the New Testament, ed. Richard N. Longenecker (Grand Rapids, MI: W.B. Eerdmans, 2002), p. xi