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In prayer, there is individual prayer; you pray in your room to your Father who sees in secret. This does not cancel the existence of communal prayer for all the groups of believers to pray in one spirit, in one soul and in one voice. Examples of such prayers are numerous in the New Testament. One of these examples is the prayer of the believers after the release of Peter and John from prison: “So when they heard that, they raised their voice to God with one accord and said…” (Acts 4:24).Of course the Lord’s commandment regarding praying in secret (Matt.6:6) does not apply to such prayer, but the importance of the Communal prayers come from the Bible "For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them" (Matthew 18:20).
Prayer includes asking, thanking, and praising. Asking takes a big chunk in the beginner's prayer, and there is nothing wrong with that. It is an indicator of the spiritual maturity of the person who is praying; It exists as long we live on earth and will end when we are in heaven where only praising exists as the Angeles do.
When we ask, we ask for our selves and the others because of our love for the others. Our church traditions include asking God for the salvation of the whole world. For people who are traveling; for the sick; for people who are with us or absent; for the people who love us and those who hate us. When we ask, we put our world, our lives, and the life of others in the hands of the Lord asking him to interfere in our lives and save us.
The following prayers are some of the most important Individual and Communal payers in the Orthodox Church.