Examples of Christian prayer

Key stage



Religious Education


Prayer and worship


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Service at Westminster Abbey - copyright Dean and Chapter of Westminster


Build upon students’ understanding of prayer and worship with this overview lesson about different types of Christian prayer, within the context of Westminster Abbey. This KS2 lesson, designed to last for one hour, covers the differences between public and private prayer as well as an in-depth focus on the language and meaning of the Lord’s Prayer in the main activity.  

Learning objectives

  • To be able to discuss what prayer is and how it is important
  • To be able to classify different prayers into types
  • To be able to discuss how and where prayer is used in Westminster Abbey
  • To be able to understand the meanings within the Lord’s Prayer