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Prayer is a kind of call or behavior that seeks to harmonize with worshipers through intentional communication. In a narrow sense, the term refers to the act of praying or substituting for God or his ancestors. More generally, prayer can also have the purpose of gratitude or praise. In comparative religions, prayer is closely related to more abstract forms of meditation and spells or incantations.

Prayer can take many forms: it can be part of rituals or rituals, and can be performed individually or in groups. Prayer can take the form of hymns, incantations, formal beliefs, or spontaneous voices of the prayer giver.

As early as 5000 years ago, written records proved the act of prayer. Today, most major religions participate in prayer in one way or another. Some people have formalized their behavior, demanding strict sequence of action or restrictions on who is allowed to pray, while others believe that anyone can pray spontaneously at any time.

Scientific research on prayer focuses on the rehabilitation of sick or injured people. The efficacy of prayer in faith-based rehabilitation has been evaluated in many studies, but the results are contradictory.

Various spiritual traditions provide a variety of acts of dedication. There are morning and night prayers, grace and reverent body gestures when eating. Some Christians bow their heads and put their hands together. Some Native Americans think dancing is a form of prayer. Some Sufism spin. A incantation chanted by Hindus. Jewish prayer may involve swinging and bowing back and forth. Muslims practice worship (kneeling and prostration) in prayer. Quaker will remain silent. Some people pray according to standardized rituals and services, while others like to pray on the spot. Others combine the two.

Friedrich Heiler is often quoted in the Christian world for his systematic typology of prayer. He lists six types of prayer: primitive, ritual, Greek culture, philosophy, mystery and prophecy. Some forms of prayer require prior ritual forms of cleansing or cleansing, such as in ghusl and wudhu.

Prayer can be done privately and alone, or in front of other believers. Prayer can be integrated into daily "thought life", in which people communicate with God constantly. Some pray in all the things they do during the day and seek guidance when they do. Although enforcement is not possible or desirable, it is actually necessary in many Christian denominations. There are many different answers to prayer, just as there are many ways to explain the answer to a question, if there is one. Some people may hear sound, physical or mental insight. If there is an answer, then time and place are considered random. Sometimes some of the external acts that accompany prayer are: anointing; ringing a bell to burn incense or paper; lighting one or more candles; see, for example, facing a certain direction (i.e., toward Mecca or the East); making a sign of a cross. A less obvious practice associated with prayer is fasting.

It can be assumed that various postures usually have specific meanings (mainly respect or worship) associated with them. Sit on your knees and lie on the floor; open your eyes; close your eyes; fold or fasten your hands; raise your hands to hold hands with others; put them on your hands and others. Prayer can be recited from memory, read from prayer books, or spontaneously formed in prayer. They may be said, shouted or sung. They may or may not have music. When praying spiritually, there may be a period of apparent silence. Usually, prayers will be held for specific occasions, such as extra meals, birth or death of relatives, other major events in the life of believers or special religious days of the year. The details that correspond to a particular tradition are outlined below.

There are many kinds of Christian prayers. They can be completely spontaneous or read entirely from texts, such as the Anglican prayer book. The most common prayer among Christians is the Lord's prayer, according to the Gospels (e.g. Matthew 6:9-13), which is the way Jesus taught his disciples to pray. The Lord's prayer is a model of Christian worship, confession and petition. In Medieval England, prayer (especially paternoster) was often used to measure time in medical and culinary cookbooks.

Christians usually pray to God or the heavenly father. Some Christians (such as Catholics, Orthodox) will also ask the righteous people in heaven and "in Christ", such as the Virgin Mary or other saints, to intercede (intercession) for them. Formulaic closures include "through our Lord Jesus Christ, your son, who lives with you and rules over you, the Holy Spirit of all ages, the unity of God," and "in the name of the father and the son, and the Holy Spirit."

Protestants are used to ending their prayers "in the name of Jesus, Amen" or "in the name of Christ, Amen.". However, the most commonly used closing word in Christianity is "amen" (from the Hebrew adverb, used as a statement of affirmation or consent, usually translated in this way).

In the Western or Latin rites of the Roman Catholic Church, the most common may be the rose Scripture. In the Eastern Church (the eastern rites of the Catholic and Orthodox churches), Jesus prayed. In Eastern Christianity, Jesus' prayers are often repeated as part of a regular meditation exercise.

The Roman Catholic tradition includes specific acts of prayer and dedication as compensation, not involving petitions for living or deceased beneficiaries, but for the purpose of repairing the sins of others, such as the crimes of others' blasphemy

Other forms of prayer among Catholics will be meditation, meditation and indoctrination, discussed in detail by St. John the Catholic Cross and St. Theresa Jesus.