is the lifting up of our minds and hearts to God.
Adore God, expressing to Him our love and loyalty.
2. Thank God for His benefits.
3. Ask for
graces and blessings for others and ourselves.
should we pray?
should pray with:
sense of our dependence on God.
3. A great
desire for the graces we ask of Him.
Loving trust in His goodness.
whom should we pray?
should pray for
parents and relatives.
3. Our friends and enemies.
spiritual leaders, i.e. priests, bishops, and the Catholicos.
6. The officials of our country.
our prayers always acceptable before God?
our prayers are always acceptable before God if we pray with faith,
hope, and love.
many kinds of prayers are there?
are two kinds of prayers: private and public.
is private prayer?
prayer is that which we say in privacy in the morning when we get up,
and in the evening before we go to bed, and when we face a temptation,
a danger or distress.
is public prayer?
prayer is the participation in the Church services, especially in the
we know that God always hears our prayers if we pray properly?
that God always hears our prayers if we pray properly because our Lord
has promised: “Ask and you shall be given,” “If you ask the Father
anything in My Name, Thy will give it to you.”
we not always obtain what we pray for?
not always obtain what we pray for either because we have not prayed
properly, or because God sees that what we are asking would not be for
our general good.
are the prayers that every Christian should know by heart?
be to the Father.
3.Morning and evening prayers, and prayers at
make the sign of the Cross
our prayers always by first making he sign of the Cross. ‘We make the
sign of the Cross in this way:
together the thumb, the index, and the middle fingers of the right hand. We bend down the other two fingers to
the palm of our hand.
our right hand we touch first our forehead saying: “In the name of The
Father,” then our chest saving: ‘and of The Son,” then our left breast
saying: “and of The Holy” then our right breast saying: ‘Spirit’ Then
opening our hand we put it on our chest saying: “Amen”.
the sign of tile Cross we say: ‘In the name of The Father and of The
Son and of The holy Spirit
Father, Who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name, Thy kingdom come, Thy
will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily
bread, and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass
against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
For Thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever and
ever. Amen. (Make the sign of the Cross while ending.)
A Morning Prayer
open Thou my lips; and my mouth shall sing Thy praise. I thank Thee, O
Lord my God, for Thou hast awakened me from my sleep with Thy loving
kindness; I beseech Thee that Thou also awaken my mind that I may be
able to see Thy truths clearly and to have good thoughts, words, and
deeds throughout the day. Amen.
name of the Father, and the Son, and of The Holy Spirit. Amen.
with the Lord’s Prayer, and then say:
of all, O Christ, may Thy hand shelter me by day and by night, at home and abroad, in sleeping and in waking,
that I may never fall Have
mercy upon all Thy creatures and me. Amen.
Grace Before Meals
name of The Father, and of The Son, and of The Holy Spirit Amen.
partake of this food with thanksgiving, which the Lord has prepared for
us. Blessed is the Lord in His gifts. Amen.
Thanks After Meals
Let us give thanks and glory to Almighty God, Who has fed and filled us with His good gifts. Glory to Him
is a creed?
is a summary of what we believe in.
does creed mean?
word “creed” comes from the Latin “credo” which means “I believe,” The
Armenian word for it is “Havadamk”, which means, “we believe”.
believe in one God the Father almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of
things visible and invisible. And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of
God, begotten of God the Father, only-begotten, that is of the
substance of the Father, God of God, light of light, very God of very
God, begotten and not made; himself of the nature of the Father, by
whom all things came into being in heaven and on earth, visible and
us men and for our salvation came down from heaven and was incarnate,
was made man, was born perfectly of the holy Virgin Mary by the Holy
he took body, soul and mind and everything that is in man, truly and
not it semblance.
suffered and was crucified and was hurled and rose again on the third
day and ascended into heaven with the same body and sat at the right
hand of the Father.
to come with the same body and with the glory of the Father to judge
the quick and the dead; of whose kingdom there is no end.
believe also in the Holy Spirit, the uncreated and the perfect, who
spoke in the law and in the prophets and in the Gospels; Who came down
upon the Jordan, preached to the apostles and dwelt in the saints, We
believe also in only one catholic and apostolic Church; In one baptism
of repentance for the remission and forgiveness of sins; in the
resurrection of the dead in the everlasting judgment of souls and
bodies In the kingdom of heaven and in the life eternal.