78. What is prayer?
responding to God, by thought and by deeds, with or without words.
79. What is Christian Prayer?
Christian prayer is
response of God the Father, through Jesus Christ, in the power of
the Holy Spirit.
80. What prayer did Christ teach us?
Our Lord gave us
the example of prayer knows as the Lord's Prayer.
81. What are the principle kinds of prayer?
The principle kinds
of prayer are adoration, praise, thanksgiving, penitence, oblation,
intercession, and petition.
82. What is adoration?
Adoration is the
lifting up of the heart and mind to God, asking nothing but to enjoy
83. Why do we praise God?
We praise God, not
to obtain anything, but because God's Being draws praise from us.
84. For what do we offer thanksgiving?
offered to God for all the blessings of this life, for our
redemption, and for whatever draws us closer to God.
85. What is penitence?
In penitence, we
confess our sins and make restitution where possible, with the
intention to amend our lives.
86. What is prayer of oblation?
Oblation is an
offering of ourselves, our lives and labors, in union with Christ,
for the purposes of God.
87. What are intercession and petition?
before God the needs of others; in petition, we present our own
needs, that God's will may be done.
88. What is corporate worship?
worship, we unite ourselves with others to acknowledge the holiness
of God, to hear God's Word, to offer prayer, and to celebrate the