Describe how Christians might worship God at home.
Private worship helps Christians to develop their own, personal relationship with God, where they can focus on things that are important in their own lives. A Christian's life is based on a relationship with God. They believe that prayer is an essential part of life. Just as daily food is needed build a strong and healthy body so Christians believe that daily prayer helps to feed the spirit. Prayer is keeping in touch with base. People can use formal written prayers or formal conversation. They sometimes speak to God as though he is a friend. Although Christians can pray anywhere at any time, a lot of them prefer to communicate with God in the security and privacy of their homes. Communal or corporate worship reminds them that they are part of a group of believers all working together and sharing the same beliefs and traditions. Many Christians have a set time during the day in which they occupy themselves in prayer. They might read a passage from the Bible, perhaps with the help of another book which would explain the passages. They may also pray silently about something which is on their mind. Perhaps about someone who is ill, something they have done wrong, money problems, relationship problems etc. Christians often believe that private prayer helps them develop a healthy relationship with God. In communal prayer sometimes words are recited together. The most famous prayer in Christianity is the Lord's Prayer, which is normally said aloud by everyone together. It comes from the New Testament, and Christians believe that the words of this prayer come from Jesus himself when he was teaching his followers how to pray: This, then, is how you should pray:
Our father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as in heaven. Give us today our daily bread. Forgive us our debts, as we have also forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the...
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