Prayer in Christianity

Key stage



Religious Education


Prayer and worship


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Service at Westminster Abbey - copyright Dean and Chapter of Westminster


Discover more about prayer in Christianity in the context of Westminster Abbey with this lesson, which is designed to last for one hour. This KS4 lesson considers the nature of public and private prayer using formal and informal prayers along with a detailed examination of the Lord’s Prayer. Aligned to the GCSE specifications, the lesson culminates with a series of knowledge-testing questions and a practice GCSE evaluation question.

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Themes covered in this lesson are aligned to:


  • Concept, impact and importance of prayer to a Christian
  • Meaning and use of the Lord’s Prayer (in both individual and communal worship)


  • Prayer and its significance, including the Lord’s Prayer, set prayers and informal prayer


  • The nature and purpose of prayer: the nature of and examples of the different types of prayer; set prayers; informal prayer and the Lord’s Prayer