A person who prays shows devotion to God. People also pray to ask forgiveness, to find relief from a problem, or to just say thanks for all of the good things that a person has in life.

  • You can pray in a church.
  • You can pray at home.
  • A person can pray just about anywhere.
  • People who are Muslim pray in a mosque.
  • People who are Jewish pray in a synagogue.
  • People who are Buddhist or Hindu pray at a temple.
  • Christians pray in churches, chapels, and cathedrals.
  • People pray in solitude (alone) or in unison (together).


A prayer is a thing that a person says or thinks. The word "prayer" is a noun.

  • Jose said a prayer for his mother.
  • The children said their prayers before going to sleep.
  • The Our Father is the most popular of Christian prayers. (shown below)
  • Prayer is a form of relaxation or meditation.

Christian prayers use words that are very old. The Our Father, also called The Lord’s Prayer, is an example of that. This prayer is said during church services, but some people say it daily when they are at home, or whenever they need the comfort of a prayer.

The Our Father or The Lord’s Prayer

Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed by Thy name. Thy kingdom come; Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. (Amen.)

art = are

deliver = save

hallowed = holy or sacred

thy = your

trespass = to cause a problem

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December 18, 2015