Prayers are a good thing. The're an essential element of Christian life and are often used to bring people together for a common good.
Remember that prayers are from your heart and soul and you are talking to God. So pray with reference and let your prayers come from feelings deep within you so that your earnesty and truth can be felt by God. Do not try to mix your words to make yourself look good, just bow your head, be humble and speak with absolute truth.
Do prayers work? Absolutely. They may not work on your timetable or come out the way you thought they would, but they will work. God has his own schedule and he knows better than you what is good for you and for all of us. So please be patient and keep praying. It will never hurt you and your prayers will always be heard and considered by the Father.
Praying is the raising of one's mind and heart to God
The Hail Mary
Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee
Blessed art thou amoung women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.
Holy Mary, Mother of God,
Pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death. Amen.
The Lord's Prayer
(the Our Father)
Our Father who art in heaven,
hallowed be 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 us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us,
and lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.
The Apostles Creed
I believe in God, the Father almighty,
Creator of heaven and earth,
and in Jesus Christ,
his only Son, our Lord,
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
born of the Virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died and was buried;
he descended into Hell;
on the third day he rose again from the dead.
He ascended into heaven,
and is seated at the right hand
of God the Father almighty;
from there he will come to judge
the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Sprit,
the holy catholic Church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and life everlasting. Amen.
"For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them." Mt 18:20.
"Jesus was praying in a certain place and when he had finished, one of the disciples said to him, 'Lord, teach us to pray just as John taught his disciples.' " Lk 11:1.
At this request Jesus recited The Lord's Prayer (Our Father). This prayer is known universally throughout the christian world and is often referred to as the perfect prayer.
The Hail Mary is a traditional Catholic prayer asking for the intercession of the Virgin Mary, the mother of Jesus. Other forms of the prayer are used in some groups of Eastern Christianity and in some Protestant denominations such as Lutherans. A lot of the wordage of the prayer originates from the Gospel of Luke, but it has been added to and modified over time to become what it is today.
"And I tell you, ask and you will receive; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be open to you" Lk 11:9.
Sermon on the Mount
by Carl Bloch
The Apostles Creed is so called because it is rightly considered to be a faithful summary of the apostles' faith. The "Creed" by tradition is divided into twelve articles and it is believed that the Twelve Apostles, while under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit each contributed one of the articles.
Some consider the Creed to be a brief outline of Scriptures. Genesis is creation and the Book of Revelation ends with eternal life. It is the extent of life as we know it under the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.
"But when you pray, go to your inner room, close the door, and pray to your Father in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will repay you. In praying, do not babble like the pagans, who think that they will be heard because of their many words. Do not be like them. Your Father knows what you need before you ask him." Mt. 6:6-8
Jesus teaches about prayer: