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Agnus Dei Lamb of God - prayer in 3 parts spoken or sung in the Mass
Aleinu Prayer near the end of a Jewish service
Amidah main prayer at a Jewish service
Angelus prayer said morning, noon and night by Roman Catholics to commemorate the Annunciation
Ave Maria Hail Mary - prayer honouring the Virgin Mary in Roman Catholic worship
canonical hours prayers or services set for specific times of day in the Roman Catholic Church
collect brief prayer spoken before the epistle at Mass or Holy Communion
compline last of the seven canonical hours
Confiteor prayer including a standardised confession of sins in Roman Catholic worship
epiclesis prayer in the Mass calling on the Holy Spirit to transform the bread and wine into the body and blood of Christ
Fatiha standard prayer and declaration in Islamic worship
Gloria prayer of praise in Christian worship
intercession prayer to God on behalf of another
invocation prayer asking for God's help
Kaddish daily prayer in praise of God in Jewish services - also recited by those mourning the death of a close relative
Kol Nidre prayer on the eve of Yom Kippur, the Jewish Day of Attonement
Kyrie eleison Lord have mercy - prayer often sung in Christan worship
litany prayer in which the congregation's responses alternate with the leader's invocations
matins first of the seven canonical hours
Miserere prayer for mercy, the 51st Psalm, in Christian worship
nones fifth of the seven canonical hours
Pater Noster Our Father - the Lord's Prayer
prime second of the seven canonical hours
requiescat prayer for the souls of the dead
rogation prayer said during the Rogation Days, preceding Ascension Day
sext fourth of the seven canonical hours
Shema Hear, O Israel - the confession of the Jewish faith
terce third of the seven canonical hours
vespers sixth of the seven canonical hours

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