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According to "prayer  is an act of communication with a deity (especially as a petition or in adoration or in contrition, or thanksgiving). In other words, prayer is simply a form of communication between God and the chosen people of his Creation. In one sense, that is all there is to it: communication. Regardless of whether this communication is private or public, formal or informal, silent or vocal, it is a vital step in crafting an intimate relationship with God. For such a relationship to exist, there must be some form of communication; and for there to be communication, all of the elements listed above must exist. Prayer does not follow a strict set of guidelines and can be exercised in a variety of ways. Five categories or themes, which compose a large majority of prayers, are the Prayer of Adoration or Praise, the Prayer of Thanksgiving, the Prayer of Intercession, The Prayer of Repentance and the Prayer of Petition.

The Prayer of Adoration or Praise is often described as man's most immediate and basic movement in creating a relationship with God. Adoration also is considered as the first attitude of man in acknowledging that he is a creature before his Creator. Although the adoratio

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