What is Prayer?
The word comes from the Latin precari, "to beg." The broadest
definition is an engagement with the divine. The three common types of prayer
- Intercessory prayer: Asking God or a higher power to
intervene on someone's behalf.
- Supplication: Asking for a specific outcome.
- Nondirected prayer: Asking for the person's highest good or "Thy will be done."