• Prayer

- Islam
- Christianity
- Judaism


For different religions, prayer is done in many types of ways. For some, its more
than just putting your hands together, closing your eyes and hoping for the best.
Many religions have certain ways that they pray, some daily and more than even 3 times
a day. By reading this brochure, you can learn ways different religions pray and whom
they pray to.


How muslims pray

Muslims pray to Mecca. Mecca is a city witch they pray to. Muslims
have to pray five times a day. They have to pray at daybreak, noon, mid
afternoon, sun set and evening. All prayers are said in arabic no matter what
langue the person speaks.
"[2:43] You shall observe the Contact Prayers (Salat) and give the obligatory
charity (Zakat), and bow down with those who bow down."


Christians praying

Christian prayers are diverse: they can be completely spontaneous, or read entirely
from a text, like the Anglican book of common prayer. The most
common prayer among Christians is the Lords Prayer,
which according to the gospel accounts (e.g. Matthew 6:9-13) is how Jesus
taught his disciples to pray. The Lord's prayer is a model
for prayers of adoration, confession and petition in Christianity.


Jews praying

Traditionally, jews use certain rituals on a daily basis too. Some of these are:
putting on the tallit (prayer shawl) and tefillin (Phylacteries which are two small
leather boxes containing verses from the Bible that remind Jews of their duties --
one worn on the forehead and one on the arm), praying three times a day, and keeping the dietary
laws called kashrut.


Why is prayer so important in religions? Believing in a higher power doesn't mean
you have to believe in a god. Believing in a higher power just means you have someone to
count on during hard times. I think that's why so many people pray. When they have nothing
else to believe in, they go to religion and praying to a god.