List of prayers

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This is a list of Prayers.

Christian prayers[edit]

Common to several denominations[edit]

Roman Catholic prayers[edit]

Anglican Prayers[edit]

Eastern Orthodox prayers[edit]

Christian prayers specific to the Eastern Orthodox Church and those Eastern Catholic Churches which follow the Byzantine Rite:

Other denominations[edit]

Prayers of the Theotokos ("Mary, Mother of God")[edit]

Islamic prayers[edit]

The English term "prayer" can refer to any of three separate concepts in Islamic spiritual practice:

  • Salat, ritual Islamic prayer, prescribed five times daily:
    • Fajr – the dawn prayer
    • Dhuhr – the noon prayer
    • Asr – the afternoon prayer
    • Maghrib – the sunset prayer
    • Isha'a – the night prayer
Besides the five daily prayers, other notable forms of salat include:

NOTE: If an observant Muslim has missed many prayers, whether in the recent past or over a long period, there is a recommended prayer for this situation, called the qaza e umri prayer. The qaza e umri involves four rakat namaz; in each of these, after al-hamd shareef, ayat ul kursi is to be recited seven times, and surah e kausar is to be recited fifteen times. For the second rakat, the penitent should recite to durood and dua, and thence continue to the third rakat without saying salaam. The third rakat proceeds from sana, and is to be continued similarly to the second, up through the end of the fourth rakat at durood and dua.

The qaza e umri prayer is usually offered in mosques on jummah tul widah of Ramadan, and it is said[by whom?] that this special Ramadan prayer may serve as qaza for all prayers one has missed reciting.[1]

Hindu prayers[edit]

Jain prayers[edit]

Jewish prayers[edit]