Ejaculatory prayer

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In Christian piety, an ejaculation, sometimes known as ejaculatory prayer or aspiration, is a very short prayer often attached as a form of pious devotion. Within Roman Catholicism, some common ejaculations include the Jesus Prayer, the Fatima Prayer of the Holy Rosary, Come Holy Spirit, and Eternal Rest.[1][2] In Methodism, some common ejaculations include "Praise the Lord!", "Hallelujah!", and "Amen!".[3] The Puritan theologian William Perkins urged his pupils to "pray continually" through "secret and inward ejaculations of the heart".[4] The Lutheran rite for corporate Confession and Absolution includes the pastor adding a few ejaculations after penitents recite the Confiteor.[5]


  1. ^ Glavich, Mary Kathleen (2010-01-01). For Catechetical Leaders: Teaching Catechists to Pray: A Companion to the Catholic Way to Pray. Twenty-Third Publications. p. 275. ISBN 9781585957781. Retrieved 2013-03-10.
  2. ^ Stedman, John (1830). Sermons on various subjects. p. 120. Retrieved March 10, 2013.
  3. ^ "Shouting Methodists". Jesus Fellowship. 20 January 2007. Retrieved 3 April 2017.
  4. ^ Black, Vicki K. (1 January 2011). Welcome to Anglican Spiritual Traditions. Church Publishing, Inc. p. 82. ISBN 9780819227225.
  5. ^ Brown, John Newton (1844). Encyclopaedia of Religious Knowledge. p. 1259.